Who doesn’t want a more zen classroom? Even students yearn for peace of mind. Have you heard about educators who are embracing meditation as an avenue to promote calm and focus in their classrooms? Some schools are doing this alongside a yoga practice, while others are simply instilling “quiet time.” The data on this mirrors data from other types of social and emotional learning (SEL) = school success rates go up! This infographic graphic from Edutopia says it all.
Meanwhile, this group is bringing mindfulness to classrooms in the UK. They have lead massive group meditation sessions with thousands of students. Pretty impressive! I especially like their resources, which include a story narrative to explain to younger kiddos how peace and happiness come together in meditation.
Later this week, I’ll have another lesson download. It’s an inquiry based exploration of classroom meditation!