Linda Yaron Weston, NBCT

Linda Yaron Weston is a National Board Certified Teacher and the author of Mindfulness for Young Adults: Tools to Thrive in School and Life. She teaches at the University of Southern California, where she developed their introductory mindfulness course. Prior to that, she was a public high school English teacher in Los Angeles, where she became increasingly interested in how schools can support student health and well-being. She holds dual MEd degrees from UCLA and is certified in mindfulness facilitation and yoga (E-RYT 500).
Student Voices: The Intersection of Mindfulness, Mental Health, and Social Justice in the Classroom
Linda Yaron Weston, NBCTMarch 23, 2021

The challenges of this time have magnified the need for including mental health tools within the student experience. As an educator who has taught both academic and well-being courses at the high school and college level, I have come to realize that including well-being supports alongside the academic curriculum is essential for students to fully thrive. As part of our Diversity, Equity, Inclusion week at the University of Southern California, students who took my Introduction to Mindfulness course in the Department of Physical Education were invited to share their diverse stories and views on how learning mindfulness practices impacted their…

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