Everybody Present

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  • Format: Trade Paper
  • Copyright: 2009-06-25
  • Publisher: Parallax Press
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Everybody Present seeks to create a new kind of culture in our schools: one that counters stress and facilitates learning. It reframes the student-teacher relationship, showing teachers how to supplant antagonism and foster strong relationships by planting seeds of mindfulness in their students and encouraging them to embark on a mindfulness practice of their own.

Illustrating the transformative effects of mindfulness on educators, students, and their classrooms, Everybody Present shows how mindfulness helps to strengthen inner peace and prevent stress, foster contagious joy and an ethic of altruism, improve understanding between student and teacher, and fortify competence in educational relations.

A working manual addressed to everyone in the educational universe, Everybody Present presents real-world applications grounded in solid research. Stories, exercises, and case studies demonstrate the effectiveness of mindful practices across all areas of education.

Everybody Present is intended to contribute to the creation of a culture throughout the educational system writ large, working against stress and victim mentality to set in motion a revolution of silence, allowing each individual the experience of inter-being, inner calm, and joy. By exploring the challenges of teaching, Everybody Present will help all educators transform feelings of inadequacy into experiences of abundance.

Author Biography

Nikolaj Flor Rotne holds a MA in Educational Psychology. His wife and coauthor Didde Flor Rotne is a primary classroom teacher and meditation teacher in the tradition of Thich Nhat Hanh. Together they are the cofounders of the educational consultancy Stillnessrevolution. Authors of three books in Danish, the Flor Rotnes are also founders of Denmark's Educational Superstars Program.

Table of Contents

A new way for education

  1. Mindfulness combines personal and social change

  2. What exactly is mindfulness?

  3. To rediscover and restore educational ideals

  4. From vicious to virtuous circle

  5. Mindfulness as educational practise

  6. Research shows how mindfulness creates positive changes

  7. How do I practice mindfulness

  8. Deep breathing creates inner calm

  9. Stress reduction through mindfuness

  10. Mindfulness strenghthens competence in relationships

  11. Mindfulness and anger management in educational relations

  12. Mindfulness culture

  13. Mindfulness meeting culture

  14. Mindfulness with children

  15. Pitfalls with Mindfulness

  16. Mindfulness and insight

  17. The revolution of Silence

  18. Appendix

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