State of Mind in the Classroom:
Thought, Consciousness and the Essential Curriculum for Healthy Learning
Ami Chen Mills-Naim & Roger C. Mills, Ph.D.
State of the Mind in the Classroom asserts three simple principles that govern healthy learning, and the “caring and connectedness” from adults that are essential to children’s success in school, and life.
Writing from the heart, and their personal experiences over many decades, the authors draw on work in some of the most challenging schools and neighborhoods in the United States. They speak to the missing dimension in education: understanding and evoking both teachers’ and students’ capacities for wisdom, love, creativity and insight.
This paradigm-shifting book helps educators “get out of their own way” to listen more closely to students (and more deeply to themselves) and appreciate how teachers, students, and administrators all create their own “learning cultures” from the fabric of Thought. Beneath negative, defeatist thinking, each child, and teacher, is always capable of fresh thinking, new learning and a deeper understanding of life itself. Teachers and students are, at core, loving and kind human beings, eager to learn new things. This book reveals the way to unleash that core.
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“State of Mind brims with the optimism that we can make a difference, for even the toughest of learners. The emphasis on mindsets, on resilience, on ‘Educator, heal thyself’ speaks to the heart of matters, and sparkles throughout this practical, well researched book.” –John Hattie, author of Visible Learning
“If you care about the future of education, this book is a true gift!” –Michael Neill, bestselling author of The Inside-Out Revolution
The Spark Inside: A Special Book For Youth
Ami Chen Mills-Naim
Many people–including adults–say this little book, originally intended for youth, helped them to very simply understand the three psycho-spiritual principles of Mind, Consciousness and Thought in a way that other books had not. The Spark Inside could be a “Special Book for You.“
“Just what I was looking for . . .”
By Wailua Wendy
“I am a therapist working with emotionally disabled teens at a high school. I have known about (and lived) the principles Ami speaks of for over 25 years, but was looking for something tangible that would explain the principles in a way ‘my’ teens could understand."
“Many of the teens I work with have poor reading skills, so I was looking for something that was short and written in simple, clear language. This book fills the bill on all accounts! And, it is inexpensive, so I can give copies to ‘my’ teens so they can review the material and continue to learn from it long after they have any contact with me. Thank you, Ami!”