The innovators in education have already discovered the benefits of using mindfulness in the classroom for kids, but equally as important, research show that when teachers learn mindfulness, they reduce their stress and overall classroom stress.

Teachers who learned mindfulness reported greater efficacy in doing their jobs and have more positive classrooms. Studies show that the regular practice of mindfulness can lead to:

Reduced stress and regulated emotions. Studies show that a regular practice of mindfulness can reduce density in areas of the brain related to anxiety and stress, helping to reduce cortisol levels and create a mental armor that aids in emotional, self-regulation.

Mental strength and focus. A study demonstrated that meditators were able to improve their performance on tests of cognitive skill, in some cases doing 10 times better than the group that did not meditate.

Better concentration and decision-making. Long-term meditators have larger amounts of gyrification, which is responsible for making the brain better at processing, making decisions, forming memories and improving attention span.

Improved mental health. University of Oregon researchers found that integrative body-mind training — a mindful meditation technique — can promote mental well-being.

At ETI, we are training our teachers to understand that their well-being directly impacts their ability to teach.

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"Most of the jobs I wanted required a master’s degree. Thankfully, I received a great scholarship from UNT Dallas and finished my master's degree in a year."

Juan , Class of 2015

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