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Listen to students, teachers, and Superintendent Donna Hargens talk about the positive impact and importance of the Compassionate Schools Project for school communities in Louisville, KY after less than one year of implementation.

Mindful means that you take your thoughts, your inner feelings and you use them in your benefit to get through your day, to worry about yourself, to deal with frustration.”  – Tyleik Bishop, Cane Run Elementary

“Medication or Meditation.” This is a choice many adults are making in favor of mindfulness practices, according to the WHAS11 news story. The piece begins with a focus on a Louisville, KY adult meditation class and then turns to ways the Slaughter elementary school is helping children cope with stress via the Compassionate Schools Project curriculum (at minute 2:50).

View the video, “The Power of Meditation.”

Mindful magazine is featuring mindfulness experts who are pushing the boundaries in the fields of education and child development. The publication interviewed Tish Jennings, calling her one of the leaders in bringing mindfulness and social and emotional learning into the classroom to benefit students and teachers. Jennings also announces a soon to be published paper showing that mindfulness plus emotions skills training supports teachers’ ability to handle classroom challenges and improves the quality of the classroom relationships.

Watch the interview, “The Publisher’s Roundtable on Mindfulness with Tish Jennings.”

The Compassionate Schools Project released a new video beautifully capturing the comprehensive curriculum being implemented in 50 Louisville Kentucky schools. “Just practicing moments of respectful attention has shown a positive effect that can be measured.”
(Improved Attendance, Improved Standardized Test Scores,
Improved Adult Outcomes).

Watch The Compassionate Schools Project Video.

mayor and kidsLouisville Kentucky’s Mayor Greg Fischer was joined by area school children and project partners at a press conference to kick off the Compassionate Schools Project. The curriculum is being piloted at three Jefferson County Public Schools: Jacob, Slaughter, and Cane Run Elementary Schools. The event was held at the start of the Louisville school year on August 13, 2015.

View the Press Conference Video.