Happy Teachers Change the World

A Guide for Cultivating Mindfulness in Education

Happy Teachers Change the World is the first official, authoritative guide to the Thich Nhat Hanh/Plum Village approach to mindfulness in education. Spanning the whole range of schools and grade levels,... Read More

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Happy Teachers Change the World is the first official, authoritative guide to the Thich Nhat Hanh/Plum Village approach to mindfulness in education. Spanning the whole range of schools and grade levels, from preschool through higher education, the teachings, guidance, practices, and techniques are grounded in the everyday world of schools, colleges, and universities.

Beginning firmly with teachers and all those working with students, including administrators, counselors, and other personnel, the Plum Village approach stresses that educators must first establish their own mindfulness practice since everything they do in the classroom will be based on that foundation. The book includes inspirational guidance by Thich Nhat Hanh and evidence-based educational guidance by Katherine Weare. There are easy-to-follow, step-by-step techniques, guidelines, and instructions perfected by educators to teach themselves and to apply to their work with students and colleagues, along with inspirational stories of the ways in which teachers have made mindfulness practice alive and relevant for themselves and their students across the school and out into the community.

The instructions in Happy Teachers Change the World are offered as basic practices taught by Thich Nhat Hanh, followed by guidance from educators using these practices in their classrooms, with ample in-class interpretations, activities, tips, and instructions. Woven throughout are stories from members of the Plum Village community around the world who are applying these teachings in their own lives and educational contexts.

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"I am rereading it, dog-earing pages, and taking notes. This book has helped me to bring change."

K. Yarka

"'Happy Teachers' offers unparalleled depth and richness in highly accessible language. The step-by-step instructions are clearly laid out, yet highly adaptable across a range of classroom situations."

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"I am recommending it to all the teachers I work with!"

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About Thich Nhat Hanh

Thich Nhat Hanh is one of the most revered Zen teachers in the world today. His best-selling books include Be Free Where You Are and No Mud, No Lotus. He is the founder of the Plum Village Community of Engaged Buddhism in southwest France, the largest Buddhist monastery in Europe. Thich Nhat Hanh has been... Read More

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About Katherine Weare

Katherine Weare is Professor at the University of Southampton and the University of Exeter. She is internationally known for her writing, speaking, research, and development work on mindfulness and compassion for children and young people and those who care for them. Since 2000 she has advised the English government's Department... Read More

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What is Mindfulness

Thich Nhat Hanh January 15, 2020

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