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The Importance of Teaching Mindfulness

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The direction in which education orients a person, to paraphrase Plato, will determine their future in life. While educational aims should be varied, an underlying goal should be in focusing student awareness in a metacognitive direction. If schools hope to prepare students for our hyper-connected world, it reasons that training students to be proficient with digital tools is only part of the equation.

Students must also be mindful of how digital tools and perpetual web connectivity are shaping their brains, perceptions and habits. To that end, several promising studies have demonstrated the power of mindfulness mediation in schools to improve executive functioning, reducing stress, anxiety and aggression.

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Written by learningchange

10/04/2012 at 13:00

Posted in Uncategorized

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  1. I think it is rather difficult to teach young children mediation and mindfulness in the traditional manner as practiced by adults. Fortunately there are dynamic mediation techniques, in Yoga, specifically meant for kids.


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