Mindfulness in Schools

School Teachers Teaching Meditation

Low-Income Schools See Big Benefits in Teaching Mindfulness By Katrina Schwartz On his first day teaching at Coronado Elementary School in Richmond, Calif., students threw rocks at Jean-Gabrielle Larochette, pretending he was a police officer. He spent fifteen minutes of every class calming down a handful of kids in this low-income-neighborhood public school who wouldn’t follow directions or behave. Larochette began

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Mindfulness in UK Schools

Mindfulness in schools Dan Jones investigates whether ‘habits of mind’ can boost the well-being and resilience of the nation’s children. What’s the point of school? It’s a question most pupils will have asked themselves at one time or another. And it’s one that parents, teachers and government ministers ponder too, though not always for the same reasons. The answer might

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Mindfulness as Replacement for Detention

This school replaced detention with meditation. The results are stunning. by James Gaines Imagine you’re working at a school and one of the kids is starting to act up. What do you do? Traditionally, the answer would be to give the unruly kid detention or suspension. But in my memory, detention tended to involve staring at walls, bored out of my

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Why Mindfulness Belongs in the Classroom

“Mindfulness” might sound like the latest buzzword, but research shows it might be more effective than “grit” in helping students succeed. by Kate Gerwin July 15, 2016 K-12 The concept of “grit” has lately been fashionable in the education world as a way to help students succeed. Popularized by researcher Angela Duckworth, “grit” refers to the characteristics of perseverance and doggedness

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Mindfulness Improves Math Scores

By MANDY OAKLANDER In adults, mindfulness has been shown to have all kinds of amazing effects throughout the body: it can combat stress, protect your heart, shorten migraines and possibly even extend life. But a new trial published in the journal Developmental Psychology suggests that the effects are also powerful in kids as young as 9—so much so that improving mindfulness showed to improve everything from social skills to

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Mindfulness in Schools

Research Round-Up: Mindfulness in Schools Research is trying to keep pace with the explosion of interest in school-based mindfulness programs. Here’s a round-up of four new studies at the frontier. BY EMILY CAMPBELL |  The last decade has seen a huge spike in secular applications of mindfulness, the practice of focusing our attention on our thoughts, feelings, and environment in the present

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