Matt Dewar, Ed.d.

I'm an educator interested in how mindfulness transforms identity and, consequently, the way we educate, perform, and live. For the last 20 years, I’ve explored how mindfulness-based practices increase self-awareness, improve self-management, and empower us to take better care of ourselves, others, and our world. For the last five years, as a school district Well-Being Coordinator, I've designed and implemented teacher professional development and school wellness curricula, including mindfulness-based wellness programs for faculty and students. Additionally, I've created and implemented mindfulness-based teacher professional development for schools across the country as well as for professional, collegiate, and high school athletes. I've had the honor of sharing my work through a variety of media outlets, including TEDx, NPR, the National Wellness Institute and Thrive Global (see below). I'm also the author of Education and Well-Being: An Ontological Inquiry.

Education
Doctorate in Curriculum Studies and Philosophy of Education (with a research concentration in the current and historical relationship between education and well-being)
Masters in Education: Curriculum and Instruction for Health and Wellness Education
Masters of Arts in Teaching
Bachelors in Religion and Philosophy

Academic publications (book)
Education and Well-Being: An Ontological Inquiry (Palgrave Macmillan)
https://www.amazon.com/Education-Well-Being-Ontological-Matthew-Dewar/dp/1137602759

Certifications
Certified Wellness Practitioner - National Wellness Institute
Certified Worksite Wellness Consultant and Certified Faculty Member - WELCOA
Certified in Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction for Teens (MBSR-T) - Stressed Teens
Certified in Mindfulness-Based Interventions for Children and Teens - PESI

© 2019 Matthew Dewar, Ed.D.

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