Does mindfulness work school? A new study suggests that mindfulness education — lessons on techniques to calm the mind and body — can reduce the negative effects of stress and increase students’ ability to stay engaged, helping them stay on track academically and avoid behavior problems.
What are 5 benefits of mindfulness? Among its theorized benefits are self-control, objectivity, affect tolerance, enhanced flexibility, equanimity, improved concentration and mental clarity, emotional intelligence and the ability to relate to others and one’s self with kindness, acceptance and compassion.
What does mindfulness do for students? Studies show that the benefits of mindfulness may include: Increased focus, attention, self-control, classroom participation, compassion. Improved academic performance, ability to resolve conflict, overall well-being. Decreased levels of stress, depression, anxiety, disruptive behavior.
How do I become a mindful teacher?
- Take a moment to breathe. It sounds strange, but sometimes we get so caught up in our day that we actually forget to breathe.
- Listen carefully.
- Ground yourself.
- Use your sense of smell.
- Try a change of scenery.
- Walk mindfully.
- Make an authentic connection.