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American Journal of Educational Research. 2017, 5(2), 221-224
DOI: 10.12691/EDUCATION-5-2-18
Special Issue

Mindfulness As a Teaching Disposition Begins with Educator Preparation Programs

Jane Devick Fry1, and Carol Klages2

1Associate Professor of Curriculum and Instruction- Literacy, University of Houston- Victoria, USA

2Associate Professor of Curriculum and Instruction- Social Studies , University of Houston- Victoria , Texas, USA

Pub. Date: February 25, 2017

Cite this paper

Jane Devick Fry and Carol Klages. Mindfulness As a Teaching Disposition Begins with Educator Preparation Programs. American Journal of Educational Research. 2017; 5(2):221-224. doi: 10.12691/EDUCATION-5-2-18

Abstract

The purpose of this paper is to describe the significance of mindfulness as a teaching disposition that should be incorporated into educator preparation program curriculum. In addition, this paper includes guidelines to engage faculty in this process. Mindfulness in teaching creates a state of mind that encourages creativity, flexible use of information, improvement in student/teacher collaborations and identification of effective instructional strategies. Mindfulness as a teaching disposition has the potential to increase teacher retention, decrease student stress and promote an enriched classroom environment.

Keywords

mindfulness, educator preparation programs, teacher retention

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