"I’m six weeks into my 20th year of teaching, and if there’s one thing I feel even more strongly about today than the day I began, it’s this: teaching our young students mindfulness, brain science and kindness is absolutely critical to helping them develop the skills to solve conflicts peacefully and to face challenges with skillful compassion.” - Linda Ryden, “I’m the Peace Teacher”
This is a photo of Linda, whose job is full-time Peace Teacher at Lafayette Elementary School in Washington DC. All students at Lafayette take a weekly peace class, learning the mindfulness-based social emotional learning curriculum that Linda has developed, and which has worked wonders in her school. She discovered that the intersection of mindfulness, social-emotional learning, and the actual neuroscience at work in our brains is where the real, positive, lasting change occurs.
This is truly a fabulous article--read what else she has to say here: https://bit.ly/2RMFxxT