Changing How Educators See Negative Experiences in the Classroom

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    Date: 14 Nov MindShift | Story Source: KQED Mindshift ~ Go to Original Article

    Excerpted from The Trauma-Sensitive Classroom: Building Resilience with Compassionate Teaching © 2018 by Patricia A. Jennings. The following is from Chapter 8: “Compassion.” Used with the permission of the publisher, W. W. Norton & Co. By Patricia A. Jennings:

    Overcoming the Negativity Bias

    An easy first step is to recognize and mindfully attend to positive emotional experiences in your classroom and at home. Evolution selected for a negative attribution bias that makes us tend to dwell on the negative…


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