Mindfulness in the Secondary Classroom

A Guide for Teaching Adolescents (SEL Solutions Series)

Patricia C. Broderick (Author, Penn State University)


Mindfulness includes qualities of mind and heart; it provides a strong foundation for other social and emotional skills.

Dealing with the emotional needs that students present every day is a complex task—perhaps particularly so for teachers of adolescents. This book describes the tools of mindful attention and shows how the practice of mindfulness can have a positive impact on teaching and learning in middle- and high-school classrooms.

Book Details

  • Paperback
  • Forthcoming May 2019
  • ISBN 978-0-393-71313-8
  • 6.3 × 7 in / 192 pages
  • Sales Territory: Worldwide

Endorsements & Reviews

Mindfulness in the Secondary Classroom is clearly and elegantly written not only for teachers at this grade level but also for anyone interested in how mindfulness works, its possibilities and limitations.” — Bruce S. McEwen, PhD, Laboratory of Neuroendocrinology, The Rockefeller University

“Whether or not you are new to mindfulness, this book will inspire you to become more attuned to yourself, alive to the classroom, and responsive to your students. ” — Amy L. Eva, PhD, Associate Education Director, Greater Good Science Center, University of California, Berkeley

“Broderick provides a practical guide for teacher that includes everyday brief practices that teachers can do both for themselves as well as with their students to create caring, compassionate, and supportive classrooms for all.” — Mark T. Greenberg, PhD, Bennett Chair of Prevention Research, Pennsylvania State University

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