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  We compiled this list to provide resources for those wanting more information on the methods we use, the benefits of mindfulness, teacher mental health and wellness, and caring for our youth. This is not a comprehensive list and we do not make any claims on the...

Top 10 Benefits of Mindfulness for Teachers

Top 10 Benefits of Mindfulness for Teachers

By: Erin Swanson Take a Mindcation Summertime. That blissful time of year when teachers pause. Teachers offer limitless attention to the needs of others; summer provides a welcome change, a chance to practice self-care and self-reflection. Yet, what happens when a...

10 Mindfulness Tips for Teacher Anxiety

10 Mindfulness Tips for Teacher Anxiety

By: Erin Swanson Teacher Anxiety is On the Rise With fall approaching and COVID cases rising, teachers face an impossible decision: return to the classroom and risk their own health and that of their students or return to complicated virtual learning that leans...

Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

What is behind the name JabuMind? JabuMind co-founder Jill Apperson Manly taught elementary children in Eswatini, Africa (formerly Swaziland). Inspired by the rich culture and fueled by her passion for social-emotional learning, Jill wrote the children’s book...

You’ve Got This!

You’ve Got This!

by Kathleen Caffrey Over the last few weeks and months, with the worldwide COVID-19 pandemic, our lives have experienced challenges unprecedented in our times. With daily newsfeeds and my work with JabuMind, I have been spending a lot of time thinking of teachers...

JabuMind Launches New Mindfulness App for Teachers

JabuMind Launches New Mindfulness App for Teachers

New Mindfulness App Designed for Teachers Launches to Support Educators Amid Crisis  JabuMind Releases Scientifically Based Mobile Meditation Self-Care Tools for Teachers Newport Beach, CA, May 18, 2020 – Newport Beach, CA-based education technology company JabuMind...

What Will You be Taking with You?

What Will You be Taking with You?

by Ann Rankowitz We are living through a pandemic that most of us could never have imagined. And, based on a recent survey by the Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence and the Collaborative for Social Emotional and Academic Learning (CASEL), teachers are “not in...

COSEM 2020 Conference

COSEM 2020 Conference

by Carolyn Grabiel “I have been working in meditation and yoga for over 20 years and your event matched the best retreats I have attended or led.”                                                             Jill Manly, Founder, JabuMind LLC The months of planning,...

Return to Playtime

Return to Playtime

by Ann Rankowitz For the past several years, districts have emphasized the importance of traditional-style learning for kindergarten students nationwide.  Recently there has been an interest in moving back to a play-based model. This is an acknowledgment of the...

Surviving Negative School Environments

Surviving Negative School Environments

by Ann Rankowitz It’s that time of year when many of us struggle to keep our energy level up both physically and mentally. Captain Awesome, a seventh grade English teacher, offers some helpful tips on how you can stay positive in a toxic environment.   As she points...

Safe Zone for Teachers

Safe Zone for Teachers

by Jill Manly   So, it's a great day. I just read two articles that are foundationally anchored in the importance of the teacher and their ability and their relatability. I recently spent a lovely Sunday afternoon with my dear friend and 30-year veteran TK and...

For the Love of Teaching

For the Love of Teaching

by Carolyn Grabiel ​ As Valentine’s Day comes, and goes, what ideally precedes and follows it is an emphasis on what love is; romantic love to be sure but, more pervasively, the emotion that marks a wholeness of devotion to a person or, in the case of Josh Parker,...

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