Improving classroom learning environments by cultivating awareness and resilience in education (care ): Results of two pilot studies

Patricia A. Jnenings, Karin E. Snowberg, Michael A. Coccia, Mark T. Greenberg

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Abstract

Cultivating Awareness and Resilience in Education (CARE) is a professional development program designed to reduce stress and improve teachers' performance. Two pilot studies examined program feasibility and attractiveness and preliminary evidence of efficacy. Study 1 involved educators from a high-poverty urban setting (n = 31). Study 2 involved student teachers and 10 of their mentors working in a suburban/semi-rural setting (n = 43) (treatment and control groups). While urban educators showed significant pre-post improvements in mindfulness and time urgency, the other sample did not, suggesting that CARE may be more efficacious in supporting teachers working in high-risk settings.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)38-49
Number of pages12
JournalJournal of Classroom Interaction
Volume46
Issue number1
StatePublished - Dec 1 2009

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Education
  • Developmental and Educational Psychology

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