Researcher/Author – Master’s action research project, Eastern Mennonite University, 2016, “Mindful Practices Affect Teacher Well-Being,” results are promising for creating and implementing a 6-8 week practice for teachers and impacting the nervous systems they bring to their classrooms every day.
Author – Chapter in Teaching Mindfulness Skills to Teens and Kids “Mindfulness with Special Needs Students” (2015) by C. Willard and A. Saltzman.
Author and Content Developer – mindful, digital brain breaks for classrooms - FLOW, Maximo and Think About It channels reached 550,000 teachers and 12.2 million students worldwide (fall of 2016) on www.GoNoodle.com.
Author, Content Developer and Trainer – ADD-informed, mindful practices with www.MindfullyADD.com. A Lancaster-based program providing sustainable ADD support.
Contributing Editor – Best Practices for Teaching Yoga in Schools (2015) by J. Cohen Harper and T. Childress.
Evidence-based Research by Cheryl Desmond, PhD, Millersville University confirms that mindful awareness school-based programs (Wellness Works in Schools) achieve positive effects on middle school (particular focus on 6th grade) students’ cognitive, physical and social behavior (see findings at www.wellnessworksinschools.com).