“Mindfulness in Education” – Highlights (2014)

Selected Excerpts from the Mindfulness in Education section of the A Mindful Miami Conference, sponsored and produced by Mindful Kids Miami, on October 18, 2014

Moderator: Trudy Novicki, J.D., Executive Director, Kristi House Speakers & Panellists:

Alberto M. Carvalho, Superintendent, Miami-Dade County Public Schools

Valerie York-Zimmerman, Founder and President of Mindful Kids Miami, CFM Certified MBSR (Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction) Teacher, Center for Mindfulness, University of Massachusetts, and MTTP Trainer

Vera Hirsh, Principal, Academy of International Education (AIE) Charter School, Miami Springs

George Mumford, Sports Psychology Consultant and Mindfulness Trainer for the Chicago Bulls, L.A. Lakers, and N.Y. Knicks

Ferris Buck Urbanowski, MA, Former Director of Training, Center for Mindfulness, University of Massachusetts Medical School; Consultant, So. Burlington School District, Vermont Public Schools