There has been a steady increase in interest in utilizing contemplative practice to improve teaching and learning in schools. At the first International Symposium for Contemplative Studies meeting in 2012, a panel presented preliminary findings from two teacher programs. The current panel will provide a research and practice update on innovative approaches for promoting mindfulness and compassion in educators, and a forum for beginning to discuss an evolution towards multilevel interventions in schools that include programs for both educators and students. Three separate research labs will present new findings from three different programs and approaches — the CARE and CALM programs for teachers, and the M-Power Teacher Program — plus the MindUp Program for students.

Mark Greenberg, PhD

Pennsylvania State University

Convening Faculty, Fellow, Planning Committee Member, Reviewer


Alexis Harris

Pennsylvania State University


Patricia (Tish) Jennings, MEd, PhD

University of Virginia

Convening Faculty, Fellow, Grantee, Reviewer

Prof. Jennings is a Professor of Education at the Curry School of Education at the University of Virginia. She is an internationally recognized leader in the fields of social and … MORE

Robert Roeser, PhD, MSW

Pennsylvania State University

Convening Faculty, Reviewer, Steering Council Member

Robert W. Roeser is the Bennett Pierce Professor of Caring and Compassion in the Department of Human Development and Family Studies, College of Health and Human Development, at Penn State … MORE

Kimberly Schonert-Reichl, PhD

University of British Columbia

Convening Faculty, Reviewer

Kimberly Schonert-Reichl is an applied developmental psychologist and a professor in the Human Development, Learning, and Culture area in the Department of Educational and Counselling Psychology and Special Education at … MORE