When yoga becomes a respected part of the school day
Pushing for “whole-child education,” the Compassionate Schools Project focuses on mind and body wellness
a massive study of a “whole-child” education program called the Compassionate Schools Project, has several purposes.
Schools can’t focus only on academic content, she said, with students who don’t feel safe and calm in the classroom.
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How Mindfulness and Storytelling Help Kids Heal and Learn
Sept 2016 https://ww2.kqed.org/mindshift/2016/09/26/how-mindfulness-and-storytelling-help-kids-heal-and-learn/
Neurological research shows that tragic experiences can affect brain development and impact a child’s ability to concentrate and relax.
In an attempt to offer more psychological support, they reached out to Grossman who is a teacher and co-founder of Mindful Schools. The definition of mindfulness, says Grossman, is to “pay attention, on purpose, to the present moment.”
a form of narrative therapy for the students.
“Mindfulness taught our kids that they have the ability to make wise choices, and it’s strengthened their resiliency.”
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This is what happens to your brain and body when you check your smartphone before bed
Dr. Dan Siegel, clinical professor of psychiatry at the UCLA School of Medicine, lays out all of the negative effects that bedtime screen viewing can have on the brain and body. WATCH THE 2 MIN VIDEO