Tish Jennings is featured on the NPR Higher Ed blog for her work with CARE, Cultivating Awareness and Resilience in Education, the evidence based program she co-founded which teaches mindfulness to teachers. CARE is the first mindfulness program studied with funding from the U.S. Department of Education. Jennings is also a key leader on the Compassionate Schools Project.
From the NPR article:
“Teaching is inherently a stressful occupation, and by many accounts, it’s getting more so. Students bring the effects of poverty and trauma into the classroom. Administrators lay on the pressure to meet ever-changing standards. In the last few years, teacher job satisfaction has reportedly plummeted to a 25-year low, and turnover is high — almost 50 percent for new teachers. Patricia Jennings isn’t necessarily out to change all these factors. Instead, she aims to help teachers become the change they wish to see in the world.”
Read the full story: When Teachers Take A Breath, Students Can Bloom