Date of Award


Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Science in Education (MSEd)

First Advisor

Susan Ruskin-Mayher


The purpose of this thesis is to address the brain research indicating the importance of teaching social and emotional learning and mindfulness within the classroom. Studies denote the possible emotional and social disorders that can stem from a lack of social and emotional awareness. Educators and administrators are provided with activities and techniques that can be adapted into the curriculum with ease. The· activities and techniques reinforce the child's ability to recognize their emotions and gain resilience as well as aiding in their empathy for others. Research supports the concept of mindfulness and how it can be successful in the social and emotional development of children.


Teaching literacy : focus on classroom teaching (Program of study)

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