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J. Robin Albertson-Wren

Classroom Teacher and Mindfulness Instructor

Charlottesville VA USA

Website: http://www.mind-awake.weebly.com

About My Work

Profession/Role

  • Classroom Teacher

Ages

  • PreK
  • K5
  • 6th-8th
  • 9th-12th
  • Higher Ed
  • Other

Environments

  • Education / Classroom Program
  • Families & One-on-One
  • Other

Specialties

Public Speaking, Workshop facilitating, teaching mindfulness to preschool age, 7th/8th grade students and college level students with a focus on stress reduction. Working with students in classroom and athletic settings, working with families and small groups, individual sessions as well.
She has co-authored, “Mindfulness for Kids,” a book for children and their care-givers, working to build awareness, deepen compassion and develop resiliency.

Biography

J. Robin Albertson-Wren has been teaching elementary age children for over ​20 years in Charlottesville, Virginia. She is a classroom teacher, workshop leader, author and public speaker.Her passion is teaching mindfulness techniques to executives, educators, parents, adolescents and children.

She has presented “Mindfulness in Schools – Educating and Empowering Our Children” to many local, statewide and national audiences. She has received her mindfulness training through Mindful Schools, having completed a year-long certification course with 100 other people across the globe.

She became interested in the idea of mindfulness in 2010, when she attended her first Mindfulness in Education conference at American University in Washington D.C. “I wanted to explore ways that children and teachers could learn to focus their bodies and minds in order to get the most out of an academic setting,” Albertson-Wren commented.

​Mindfulness practice allows for greater concentration, productivity, resiliency, self-control and sense of happiness. “We should be offering this type of training to everyone,” she believes.