Episode 154 - Mindfulness in Classroom Management
While mindfulness may feel like the new hotness, is there anything in the research that supports its effectiveness in improving classroom behavior? This week we stop our deep breathing exercises to discuss just what makes mindfulness so popular, whether the results match the increased fervor, and whether behavior analysts should be paying attention.
If you enjoy this week’s episode on mindfulness, keep an eye on your feed for a bonus episode coming out later this month with the authors of one of the mindfulness curricula that we discuss!
Articles discussed this episode:
Klingbeil, D.A., Fischer, A.J., Renshaw, T.L., Bloomfield, B.S., Polakoff, B., Willenbrink, J.B., Copek, R.A., & Chan K.T. (2017). Effects of mindfulness-based interventions on disruptive behavior: A meta-analysis of single-case research. Psychology in the Schools, 54, 70-87. doi: 10.1002/pits.21982
Kasson, E.M. & Wilson, A.N. (2017). Preliminary evidence on the efficacy of mindfulness combined with traditional classroom management strategies. Behavior Analysis in Practice, 10, 242-251. doi: 10.1007/s40617-016-0160-x
Black, D.S. & Fernando, R. (2014). Mindfulness training and classroom behavior among lower-income and ethnic minority elementary school children. Journal of Child and Family Studies, 23, 1242-1246. doi: 10.1007/s10826-013-9784-4
Wilson, A.N. & Dixon, M.R. (2010). A mindfulness approach to improving classroom attention. Journal of Behavioral Health and Medicine, 1, 137-142. doi: 10.1037/h0100547
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