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We've developed a list of resources that cover multiple mediums — websites, books, and reports. The topics covered in these resources include reports on adolescents and spirituality, books on spirit in schools, and websites on leadership, the responsive classroom among others. Category Title/Description New England Network for Child, Youth and Family Services - www.nenetwork.org We provide customized training and consultation in key areas of program and organizational development like assessment and evaluation, youth development, group facilitation, strategic planning, transitional living, spirituality and youth, and much, much more. American Association of School Administrators - www.aasa.org The American Association of School Administrators, founded in 1865, is the professional organization for more than 13,000 educational leaders across the United States. AASA members range from chief executive officers, superintendents and senior level school administrators to cabinet members, professors and aspiring school system leaders. Collaborative for Academic, Social and Emotional Learning (CASEL) - www.casel.org Our mission is to establish social and emotional learning (SEL) as an essential part of education. We envision a world where families, schools, and communities work together to promote children's success in school and life and to support the healthy development of all children. In this vision, children and adults are engaged life-long learners who are self-aware, caring and connected to others, and responsible in their decision-making. Inner Kids: As Simple as Breathing, Attention, Balance and Compassion: the New ABCs Kids begin by acknowledging their life-experience—whatever it might be. To see their experiences clearly, kids focus their attention using time-tested introspective practices developed for that purpose. Once settled, they can look at inner and outer life experiences objectively and better understand what’s happening, as it happens. If kids become emotional during this process, that’s okay. They just use their calming skills to settle down and take another look. Kids continue in this way until they see their experience clearly, calmly, and objectively. Then they can choose how to respond in a way that is in their best interest, and is kind and compassionate to all those involved.

At-Risk Youth Worker

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Educator Parent Counselor

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Title/Description Passageways Institute - www.passageways.org The PassageWorks Institute is dedicated to transforming the culture of classrooms, schools and districts so that the inner life of students and teachers is safe, nurtured and welcomed. By “inner life” we refer to that essential aspect of human nature that yearns for deep connection, grapples with difficult questions about meaning, and seeks a sense of purpose and genuine self-expression. Search Institute - www.search-institute.org Search Institute is a leading global innovator in discovering what children and adolescents need to become caring, healthy, and responsible adults. Drawing on extensive research, Search Institute brings hopeful solutions to pressing challenges in the lives of young people and their communities. The Hawn Foundation: Creating a More Mindful Society Founded in 2003 by award winning actress, director and producer Goldie Hawn, The Hawn Foundation is dedicated to supporting children by advancing mindfulness training in educational and community-based settings. At The Hawn Foundation, we share the dreams of all teachers and parents to help children achieve excellence, both in and outside of school. When kids learn simple mindfulness-based techniques, they gain critical skills to understand their own thoughts and feelings, and behave in more healthy, responsive ways. Article: Less Homework, More Yoga, From a Principal Who Hates Stress, By Sara Rimer NEEDHAM, Mass. — It was 6:30 p.m. The lights were still on at Needham High School, here in the affluent Boston suburbs. Paul Richards, the principal, was meeting with the Stress Reduction Committee. At Needham High School, Paul Richards, the principal, has formed a stress reduction committee to urge students to slow down. On the agenda: finding the right time to bring in experts to train students in relaxation techniques. Don’t try to have them teach relaxation in study hall, said Olivia Boyd, a senior. Students, she explained, won’t want to interrupt their work. They were already too busy before or after school for the training. Garrison Institute - www.garrisoninstitute.org Action in the world and contemplative practices are convergent. The greatest social challenges of our time - healing traumas, redressing environmental threats, building a future for our children - are also our greatest spiritual challenges. Meeting them often requires reexamining our behavior, values and worldviews, and tapping inner sources of compassion, vision, and motivation. These are skills contemplative practitioners cultivate. They are also mission-critical for professional caregivers, environmental advocates, educators, and others whose work involves building a better future. Garrison Institute Report

Educator Parent Counselor

Educator Parent Counselor

Educator Parent Counselor

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Title/Description Contemplation and Education: A Survey of Programs Using Contemplative Techniques in K-12 Educational Settings: A Mapping Report, October 2005 Mindful Awareness Research Center Mindful Awareness - the moment-by-moment process of actively attending to, observing and drawing inferences from what one experiences. Mindful Awareness (also known as mindfulness) is an ancient concept with over 2,500 years of history and development that has recently been brought into health settings and has shown to have a powerful role on overall health promotion and healing for a variety of physical illnesses including cancer, heart disease, arthritis, auto-immune disorders, chronic pain, depression, anxiety and obsessive-compulsive disorder. Mindfulness in Education Network Our network was established in 2001 by a group of educators, students of Thich Nhat Hanh, Zen Master and peace activist nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Collectively we saw mindfulness as an antidote to the growing stress, conflict and confusion in educational settings as well as an invaluable gift to give students. The purpose of our network is to facilitate communication among all educators, parents, students and any others interested in promoting contemplative practice (mindfulness) in educational settings. Champlain Valley Union High School - www.cvuhs.org This is the website for the high school in Hinesburg, VT. We believe that every student can demonstrate the behaviors, skills and knowledge essential for a contributing member of a democratic society. The mission of CVU and the community is to ensure this learning for all students and challenge them to develop excellence in their individual pursuits. Greenfield Center School - www.centerschool.net Greenfield Center School in Greenfield VT (GCS) is an independent day school for students in Kindergarten through Middle School (K-8). Integrating social and academic learning in every aspect of the school day, we develop strong learning communities to give area children an excellent education. The school is vibrant with enthusiastic students and dedicated teachers. Responsive Classroom - www.responsiveclassroom.org The Responsive Classroom is an approach to elementary teaching that emphasizes social, emotional, and academic growth in a strong and safe school community. The goal is to enable optimal student learning. Created by classroom teachers and backed by evidence from independent research, the Responsive Classroom approach is based on the premise that children learn best when they have both academic and socialemotional skills. The approach therefore consists of classroom and school wide

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Title/Description practices for deliberately helping children build academic and social-emotional competencies. Center for Ethical Leadership - www.ethicalleadership.org The Center for Ethical Leadership is organized around a question: What kind of leadership does the common good need at this time in this place? Center for Empowered Leadership - www.cfel.org We are an organization committed to making the world better, especially for children. We believe that enlightened leadership is the key to making that vision a reality. The Center is committed to empowering enlightened leadership through the expression of universal spiritual principles. We believe everyone has a role to play in creating a better world. We invite you to get to know us and join with us in common purpose. Laboratory for Affective Neuroscience The Lab, located at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, is engaged in a broad program of research on the brain mechanisms that underlie emotion and emotion regulation in normal individuals throughout the life course, and in individuals with various psychiatric disorders. The populations we study include normal middle-aged and older adults, infants, toddlers, children and adolescents. Center for Courage and Renewal - www.couragerenewal.org Since 1997, the Center for Courage & Renewal has helped foster personal and professional renewal through retreats that offer the time and space to reflect on life and work. These retreats, called Courage to Teach®, Courage to Lead®, or Circles of Trust®, are led by skilled facilitators and make use of poetry and stories, solitude, reflection, and deep listening. The Inner Resilience Program - http://www.innerresilience-tidescenter.org/home.htm The Inner Resilience Program (formerly Project Renewal-Tides Center) serves New York City teachers, counselors, administrators, and others working with young people as they continue the recovery process post-September 11. The goal is to take care of the caregivers to both strengthen their ability to thrive when faced with unprecedented circumstances and to renew their spirits and sense of purpose. Parker Palmer - www.infed.org/thinkers/palmer.htm This is author Parker Palmer’s website. “My vocation (to use the poet's term) is the spiritual life, the quest for God, which relies on the eye of the heart. My avocation is education, the quest for knowledge, which relies on the eye of the mind. I have seen life through both these eyes as long as I can remember - but the two images have not always coincided... I have been forced to find ways for my eyes to work together, to find a common focus for my spirit-seeking heart and my knowledge-seeking mind that embraces reality in all its amazing dimensions.”

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Leadership

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Teacher Renewal

Teacher Renewal

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Title/Description National Wellness Institute - www.nationalwellness.org Founded in 1977, the National Wellness Institute, Inc. (NWI) was formed to realize the mission of providing health promotion and wellness professionals unparalleled resources and services that fuel professional and personal growth. This mission continues to drive the National Wellness Institute and forms the basis for the annual National Wellness Conference, the most highly acclaimed professional conference in health and wellness.

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