How can we build the quality of mindfulness in our children, our classrooms, and our schools?
by Dr. Amy Saltzman Download this guide as a .pdf or a Word .doc .
Class Mindfulness Timers
Training, consistency, and trust are keys to successfully implementing a school meditation program.
Educators from Visitacion Valley Middle School, in San Francisco, have provided these resources for you to use in your school. All students at this urban middle school participate in a daily program of quietude and optional meditation (left). Trainer Noah Schechtman (right) explains how the benefits of meditation can help students achieve their goals.
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