Linda Lantieri – Cultivating the Inner Lives of Students and Teachers
This presentation explores how the adults in children's lives can cultivate the habits of mind, body, and heart it will take to continually relieve the pressure that modern children face. It focuses on strengthening social and emotional capacities by equipping both adults and young people with some form of regular contemplative practice that can help them manage emotions, increase compassion, and instill stillness. The presentation identifies the possibilities and practicalities of building a bridge between the inner life of mind and spirit and the outer life of secular education. It also discusses the many pathways that support the creation of "Schools with Spirit”, and identifies self-care tools and reflective approaches for caring for ourselves and our children.