Susan Kaiser Greenland, Kim Schonert-Reichl and Patricia Broderick

On Working with Children

Susan Kaiser Greenland, creator of the Inner Kids program, Kim Schonert-Reichl, lead researcher for the Hawn Foundation’s MindUP program, and Patricia Broderick, creator of the Learning to BREATHE program, share a discussion about the complexities of training educators to teach mindfulness-based curricula to students, and the balance between scientific research and practical implementation, focusing on developmental and age appropriateness. Other questions raised include how to present programs in nonsectarian, secular language, and how to identify mindfulness programs’ essential components. They also share information on the mindfulness-based programs for children they work with and have developed.