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Meditation in School

on November 30, 2015

While I’m struggling to practice yoga, I am trying to practice more meditation. I’ve been doing the short three or four minute ones from the Yoga by Candace app most evenings shortly before bed and I’ve found that this has helped me sleep better.

This week I read about Visitacion Valley Middle School, who have introduced Quiet Time or meditation twice a day for 15 minutes to reduce student and staff stress. It’s also reduced suspensions by 45%, attendance is now 98% and staff report a general improvement in student behaviour and attitude.

One of the people that I met in Portugal is a primary school teacher in the US and she teaches meditation or quiet time to her students. They are much younger so only do 5 minutes a day but it’s a good habit to try to get them into.

In the UK it’s started to be introduced to some schools and is being used in conjunction with a charity called Mindkit in London schools which is hoped to expand when further funding is available.

It’s something that I think should be introduced to all school and in a way it used to happen at my school. We had 5 minutes of ‘silent prayer’ every morning which I suppose even if you aren’t praying to a god then 5 minutes of sitting quietly and thinking/meditation is a good way to start the morning.

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2 responses to “Meditation in School

  1. babycrow says:

    If you’re interested there’s also the dot be programme in schools: https://mindfulnessinschools.org/what-is-b/b-curriculum/

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  2. ilonca84 says:

    That’s so wonderful, I hope that more and more schools do this💖

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