Giving Compass’ Take:
• Some schools are replacing detention with meditation as a way to help traumatized students learn to deal with their emotions and approach learning with a more positive attitude, as Education Dive reports.
• Can meditation also help teachers build a better culture in the classroom? How can we successfully impart the positive benefits of meditation in schools through social and emotional learning initiatives?
As social-emotional learning continues to take its place in many schools, some administrators are exploring the benefit of mediation in calming students before the day begins in earnest. The approach seems to be especially helpful for students facing traumatic situations outside of school because the period of meditation helps them separate the home and school environment so that stress doesn’t affect classroom behavior and learning to as great a degree.
Student anxiety is an increasing concern for teachers and administrators as it impacts the learning environment. Techniques such as meditation, mindfulness, and yoga can play a role in reducing anxiety for students and teachers alike. These techniques are also being used, in some cases, as part of the disciplinary process because they help to de-escalate tense situations, making resolution of the issue easier.
Read the full article about meditation in schools Amelia Harper at Education Dive.
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