Compassionate Schools Project | Video Introduction
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The Compassionate Schools Project is the most comprehensive study ever
 undertaken of a 21st century health and wellness curriculum in an 
elementary or secondary school setting. Facilitating the integrated
 development of mind and body, the project interweaves support in 
academic achievement, mental fitness, health, and compassionate
 character. The research aims to have a major impact on children’s
 education nationwide with regard to academic performance, physical
 education, character development, and child health policies­ due to the
 extraordinary scale of engaging 50 schools and 20,000 children over the project’s
 six years.

After having a panic attack live on Good Morning America, Dan Harris, "fidgety, skeptical ABC newsman," began to meditate. He also started a podcast and wrote a best selling book"10% Happier: How I Tamed the Voice in My Head, Reduced Stress without Losing My Edge and Found Self-Help...

Education Week spoke to Tish Jennings about how teachers can cope with the tremendous challenges of teaching. "The social and emotional demands of the classroom are staggering. The teacher must build supportive relationships with 20-30 young people, with their own individual needs, desires, fears, and concerns, while these young...

In her acceptance speech for a prestigious teaching award, Meghann Clem Mattingly said of the Compassionate Schools Project, "I believe this to be more than a project. I believe this to be a movement. And being a part of this movement has been the biggest honor of my career yet." Mattingly,...

NPR station WHYY reported on a Baltimore program teaching mindfulness to school children there, and consulted Compassionate Schools Project's Tish Jennings. From the story: "What if every time a kid acted out, he got sent to take some deep breaths, instead of detention? Well a program in Baltimore has been...

NPR's Morning Edition talks to Jennings about mindfulness in the classroom. From the story: Forty-six percent of teachers say they feel high daily stress. That's on par with nurses and physicians. And roughly half of teachers agree with this statement: "The stress and disappointments involved in teaching...

The University of Virginia's premier news outlet, UVA TODAY, featured the Compassionate Schools Project: "Students watch as pieces of glitter float furiously around inside a recently shaken jar. The glitter, their teacher tells them, is akin to their emotions; after being provoked, if they wait and...

The Christian Science Monitor published an in-depth story on the Compassionate Schools Project. One of the teachers, Miss Clem, commented on the difference with this type of instruction, “How many times as a teacher have I said, ‘Sit up and focus,’ when I’ve never once given you the definition of what focus...

In "The Mindful Classroom," Time highlighted the Compassionate Schools Project curriculum being implemented in Louisville, Kentucky classrooms. From the article, by Mandy Oaklander for Time: Some Experts Think Mindfulness is the Antidote to Distraction, Misbehaving—Even Poor Math Scores. Are They On to Something? Christina Johnson’s Classroom must be the most peaceful place at...