Bean is on a mission to bring heart back into the classroom, and help students make friends with their inner lives.
Laura Bean has practiced meditation for over three decades, and also served as developmental editor for her principal meditation teacher, Doug Duncan’s first book entitled Dharma If You Dare, which was published in 2013.
She has been sharing mindfulness practice and poetry writing exercises with students for the past three years. This work combines the best of social-emotional learning, promoting emotional intelligence, self-reflection, and a healthy classroom community, with literacy.
Bean possesses a clear California English teaching credential and has over twenty years of classroom experience. She has an M.F.A. in Creative Writing from the University of Arizona, is a published poet, and has taught poetry writing workshops in New York City public schools, as well as in Tucson, Arizona, and in Okinawa and Kyoto, Japan.
Laura Bean consults and offers workshops for students and teachers. Contact her for more details.