program, Call to Care –Israel for Teachers (C2CIT), on 19 different measures of wellbeing. The
program centered on developing caring - receiving care, developing self-care and extending
care to others, with the ultimate aim of fostering a community of care in the classroom.
Curriculum content was framed within theory of attachment, with didactic material and
practices included that related to mindfulness, compassion, self-compassion, gratitude and a
growth mindset. A total of 44 teachers from two middle-class schools participated, with one
school serving as the control arm. Significant improvement on most of the measures, stress,
self-compassion, mindfulness, rumination and empathy, teachers’ sense of efficacy, were found
in comparison to the control. Only anxiety and burn-out showed no effect, perhaps due to the
low baseline levels observed. While this study had a small sample, no active control and did not
include randomization, the results add to the growing body of research documenting positive
impact of intensive mindfulness training on teachers’ well-being.