Curriculum & Resources: De-Stress Your Classroom
Reducing Student Stress Through Quiet Time
Edutopia has bundled a great set of resources for the implementation of meditation programs, including "Quiet Time," in schools. While this may sound like a daunting task to most educators, Edutopia's resources outline easy steps from schools that are already benefiting from the effects of mandatory quiet time.
How To Start a Meditation Program in Your School
Here's a practical how-to guide from teachers who've already been practicing meditation in their classrooms. Tips and
resources are organized into several segments: set up and process;
requirements for success; how to get trained in meditation; and pitfalls
to avoid. One key tip: meditation must be mandatory.
Free Resources and Tools
Use these documents and links to learn more about meditation in schools. Documents from schools that already implement meditation can be edited for use in your classroom, and can provide an idea of the challenges of starting a meditation practice.
- A Little Meditation Goes a Long Way
A new study offers the strongest evidence to date that meditation can change the structure of your brain.
- Mindful Parenting
Sarah van Gelder talks with Jon and Myla Kabat-Zinn about how the Buddhist concept of mindfulness can help us to see the wholeness and beauty of our children in each moment.
- Sustainable Happiness Resource Guide
This resource guide highlights steps you can take to be happier yourself and to support a healthier society.
The above resources accompany the March 2012 YES! Education Connection Newsletter
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