The Teaching Well strives to continually gather and offer the most helpful and supportive information, research, and practices through books, articles, grant sites, and more. You can always check out our Facebook page or our Instagram account to see all our featured content if you’d like more resources. Below are our "best of" lists for yourself, your colleagues, your students’ families and your community.





  • Courage to Teach, Parker Palmer

  • Mindfulness for Teachers, Tish Jennings

  • First Aid for Teacher Burnout: How You Can Find Peace, Jenny Grant Rankin, PhD

  • Teach, Breathe, Learn, Meena Srinivasan.  

  • Happy Teachers Change the World:  A Guide For Cultivating Mindfulness In Education, Thich Nhat Hanh (TNH) and Katherine Weare.  

  • Mindful Teaching and Teaching Mindfulness, D. Schoeberlein.

  • Success, Engaging & Challenging Gifted Students, Jenny Grant Rankin, PhD

  • How to Make Data Work: A Guide for Educational Leaders, Jenny Grant Rankin, PhD


  • Peace Is Every Step,Thich Nhat Hanh

  • Inward, Yung Pueblo

  • Growing Up Mindful, Christopher Willard, PSYD.

  • Growing Mindful Cards, Christopher Willard, PSYD.

  • Guided Mindfulness Meditation Series 3(CDs), Jon Kabat-Zinn

  • Mindfulness For Beginners, Jon Kabat-Zinn

  • Wherever You Go, There You Are, Jon Kabat-Zinn

  • Real World Mindfulness For Beginners: Navigate Daily Life One Practice at a Time, Brenda Salgado

  • Loving Kindness-The Revolutionary Art of Happiness, Sharon Salzburg

  • Taking Time To Just Be, Helen Exley

  • The Mindful Brain, Dan Siegel

  • Focus: The Hidden Drive of Excellence, Dan Goleman

  • The Force of Kindness: Change Your Life with Love & Compassion, Sharon Salzberg (book and CD).

  • Mindful Games, Susan Kaiser Greenland

  • Mindfulness in Eight Weeks:  The Revolutionary 8-Week Plan to Clear Your Mind and Calm Your Life, Michael Chaskalson

Body-Mind Connection:

  • Full Catastrophe Living: Using the Wisdom of Your Body and Mind to Face Stress, Pain and Illness, Jon Kabat-Zinn

  • Waking the Tiger, Peter Levine

  • The Body Keeps the Score, Bessel Van Der Kolk

  • Why Zebras Don’t Get Ulcers, Robert Sapolsky

  • The Deepest Well: Healing the Long-Term Effects of Childhood Adversity, Nadine Burke-Harris

  • Trauma Stewardship, Laura van Dernoot Lipsky

Race, Equity, Trauma + Healing:

  • My Grandmother’s Hands: Racialized Trauma and the Pathway to Mending our Hearts + Bodies, Resmaa Menakem

  • White Fragility, Robin D’Angelo

  • Respect, Sara Lawrence-Lightfood

  • Culturally-Responsive Teaching + The Brain, Zaretta Hammond

  • Emergent Strategy, Adrienne Marie Brown

  • Turning to One Another: Simple Conversations to Restore Hope to the Future, Margaret Wheatley

  • Mindful of Race, Ruth King