Measuring Mindfulness Training for Teachers in Coral Gables
Written by Valerie York-Zimmerman
A new partnership between the University of Miami’s state-of-the-art Jha Lab and MINDFUL KIDS MIAMI is planning to conduct a year-long, randomized-controlled research study in a large private elementary school in Coral Gables starting in September.
Mindfulness Training (MT) has already shown positive results for the cognitive and emotional functioning of teachers. (See Roeser et al., 2012). Since decision making, mental flexibility, and creative problem solving are critical skills successful teachers must have, we will investigate whether MT is able to improve logical decision making and creative problem solving in teachers.