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Mindful by Design
A Practical Guide for Cultivating Aware, Advancing, and Authentic Learning Experiences. Corwin Teaching Essentials
Mindfulness is the building of three capacities: awareness, advancement, and authenticity. Built upon these core capacities, Mindful by Design provides 24 detailed exercises for teachers and students, including step-by-step mindfulness lessons embedded into specific curriculum areas, ready to implement immediately. This book demystifies mindfulness and allows educators to inspire powerful learning environments.
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"Mindfulness is beyond optional, it's imperative in today's society, be it the culture of business, learning, or personal life. By illuminating ways to apply the "intentional use of attention" to our active daily lives, Mindful by Design is a guide to well-being, a practical resource, and a creative call-to-action, as Caitlin Krause helps readers to bridge the gap between prioritizing true connection and achieving it." -- Leah Weiss, author of How We Work: Live Your Purpose, Reclaim Your Sanity, and Embrace the Daily Grind; Lecturer, Stanford Graduate School of Business "What might make a student more thoughtful about their own thinking, more engaged with the world, and more appreciative of the opportunities to learn from peers? This book offers clear tools and activities to foster mindfulness in the classroom so that students can think for themselves, learn from each other, and teachers can learn from all their students." -- Luz Santana and Dan Rothstein, co-authors, Make Just One Change: Teach Students to Ask Their Own Questions "Part meditation, impassioned credo and exhortation, and part practical guide addressed to educators at all levels, Krause's book is urgent and provocative: not only in calling for us to create curricula and classrooms that meet the needs of the Gen Z world and beyond, but in encouraging our personal creativity, in offering sample exercises and resources, and in inviting ongoing collaboration through a companion website. Entering the Krause classroom as fellow teachers, we're engaged as fellow learners and inspired to `wonder.'" -- DeWitt Henry, author of Sweet Marjoram: Notes and Essays; Founding Editor of Ploughshares "Mindfulness is key to effective learning, whether it's a classroom of students or a workplace full of adult learners. Caitlin Krause shares valuable strategies that will help any educator, coach, manager, or learning professional bring out the best in those they serve." -- Dorie Clark, Adjunct Professor at Duke University's Fuqua School of Business; author of Entrepreneurial You and Stand Out "In a world that seems more turbulent, more distraction-filled by the day, students and teachers need the restorative power of breathing and mindfulness as never before. Caitlin Krause's Mindful by Design is a valuable and inspiring guide, offering generous insights and practical advice for those seeking to center, strengthen, and clarify their efforts both in and outside of the classroom." -- Dinty W. Moore, Author, The Mindful Writer "Caitlin brings her heart, experiences with students, and her authentic voice to us in her book, Mindful by Design! She not only offers us an inside view to a mindful classroom, she shares strategies that support our well-being as teachers and humans. This book is a must have resource for all educators!" -- Carol Pelletier Radford, Author, Mentoring in Action and The First Years Matter "Mindful by Design is grounded in an ethic of care. To see what I mean, and if you just picked up this book wondering if it's for you, flip through a few pages and read the many quotes of student's voices. Caitlin has written a book that speaks to the heart of what teachers do in classrooms: create a safe culture of care where we all learn to listen to each other to understand." -- Darren Kuropatwa, Professional Learning Consultant "In Mindful By Design, Caitlin Krause shares her passion for mindfulness and how it can be applied in our lives and in our classrooms. Through a wealth of examples, Caitlin brings mindfulness to life and helps her readers become more `aware, advancing and authentic.' A needed resource for us all." -- Jennifer Abrams, Speaker, Consultant, and Author, Having Hard Conversations "With the framework of the Three A's -- being Aware, Advancing, Authentic - Krause has crafted a wonderful book for educators that shares her teaching experience and deep inquiry as a scaffold for integrating mindfulness into the classroom. This book skillfully provides an informed and practical set of guidelines and exercises for designing mindful experiences for the benefit of teachers and students. " -- Philippe Goldin, PhD, Director, Clinically Applied Affective Neuroscience Laboratory, University of California Davis