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What Mamaroneck Ave. School's students and teachers say about mindfulness after working with The Inner Resilience Program

Pathways to A Peaceful School - Professional Development Conference
July 2016 New Rochelle, CT
New Britain, CT
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Tips for Pediatric Therapists: Social Emotional Learning helps stress
August 25, 2015

How SEL and Mindfulness Can Work Together April 14, 2015

60 Minutes covers Mindfulness - mentions IRP's Mindfulness Program in the Warren City Schools

Linda Lantieri's radio interview - December 4, 2014
Stand Up with Pete Dominick
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The Inner Resilience Program at the Chatsworth Elementary School: Documenting a Contemplative Education Initiative

Skills for Life Program in Youngstown & Warren City School Districts in Ohio

Skills for Life Program
Read about the Inner Resilience Program’s new Ohio-based project, Skills For Life
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Resources for Teachers

9/11 Anniversary Teaching Guide: Classroom
Activities and Lesson Plans for K-12

By Tom Roderick

Building Academic Success on Social
and Emotional Learning: What Does
the Research Say?

by Zins, J. E., Weissberg, R. P., Wang, M. C.
and Walberg. H. J. (Eds.)

New York: Teachers College Press, 2004

Calm and Compassionate Children:
A Handbook

by Susan Usha Dermond
Berkeley: Celestial Arts, 200 7
Parents and teachers can explore ways to develop empathy and integrity in children as the authors provide practical strategies to foster children’s concentration, joy, kindness, and love.

Calming Your Anxious Mind: How Mindfulness and Compassion Can Free You From Anxiety, Fear, and Panic
by Jeffrey Brantley
Oakland: New Harbinger Publications, 2003
This book reminds us to stop and pay attention to ourselves and the life we want to lead. It helps us practice being, not doing, and gives clear information on the physiology of the stress response.

Creating the Peaceful Classroom
by Sandy Bothmer
Chicago: Zephyr Press, 2003

Dealing with the Stuff That Makes Life Tough
by Jill Zimmerman Rutledge
New York: McGraw-Hill, 2004

Emotional Intelligence:
Why It Can Matter More than IQ

by Daniel Goleman
New York: Bantam, 1994
This bestseller raised public awareness of the importance of emotions in healthy human development and redefined what it means to be smart, making the term “emotional intelligence” part of our daily language.

Forever After: New York City Teachers on 9/11
edited by Teachers College Press
with Maureen Grolnick

New York: Teachers College Press, 2006
A wonderful collection of reflections from the unique perspective of schoolteachers in New York City who dealt with children’s fears and recovery first-hand.

Full Catastrophe Living
by Jon Kabat-Zinn
New York: Delta Publishers, 1990

Meditation for Beginners
by Jack Kornfield
Boulder: Sounds True, 2004
The acclaimed author and respected meditation teacher distills the essential teachings of the art of meditation. A CD is included of six guided meditations for adults.

The Miracle of Mindfulness:
A Manual on Meditation

by Thich Nhat Hanh
Boston: Beacon Press, 1975
This accessible guide to Eastern meditation offers a method of exploring the skills of mindfulness that beginners can easily understand.

The Power of Relaxation
by Patrice Thomas
St. Paul, MN: Redleaf Press, 2003
The author advocates for the importance of teaching self-quieting skills to children, and guides parents and teachers in how to offer them.

The Prepare Curriculum
by Arnold Goldstein
Illinois: Research Press, 1999

The Radiant Child
by Thomas Armstrong
Wheaton, Illinois: The Theosophical Publishing House, 1985
The author makes the point that children come into life with their spiritual nature close to their awareness and encourages those who work with children to recognize this aspect in the child.

The Relaxation and Stress Reduction Workbook—Fifth Edition
by Martha Davis
Elizabeth Robbins Eshelman and Matthew McKay
Oakland: New Harbinger Publications, 2000

A comprehensive guide with clear instructions and background on many major stress-management approaches. A great self-help reference tool.

Safe and Sound: An Educational Leader’s Guide to Evidence-based Social and Emotional Learning Programs
Chicago: Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning, Chicago, CASEL, 2003

Schools with Spirit: Nurturing the Inner Lives of Children and Teachers
edited by Linda Lantieri
Boston: Beacon Press, 2001
Fourteen respected educators discuss how schools can nurture children’s inner lives without violating the beliefs of families or the separation of church and state.

Sharing Nature with Children
by Joseph Cornwell
Nevada City, CA: Dawn, 1998

Social Decision-Making Skills: A Curriculum Guide for the Elementary Grades
by Maurice Elias and John Clabby
New Brunswick, NJ: Center for Applied Psychology, Rutgers University, 1989

Social Intelligence: The New Science of Human Relationships
by Daniel Goleman
New York: Bantam, 2006
The internationally respected author explores the implications of our interpersonal world through a new science of human relationships that offers a deeper understanding of how capacities of social intelligence are developed and nurtured in ourselves and others.

The Wellness Book
by Herbert Benson and Eileen Stuart
New York: Fireside Books, 1992

What Children Can Tell Us
by James Garbarino
Frances Stott and Faculty of the Erikson Institute
San Francisco: Jossey-Bass, 1989

Yardsticks: Children in the Classroom
Ages 4-12

by Chip Wood
Greenfield, MA: Northeast Foundation for Children, 1994