A peaceful classroom: daily mindfulness activities
by Janna Nobleza on Jan 30, 2023
Mindful moments - take one minute at the beginning or end of a lesson to encourage students to slow down, take a few deep breaths and check in with themselves.
Mindful listening - as you’re giving directions or explaining a concept in class, encourage students to use mindful listening to be fully present and hear everything you are saying. You can also incorporate a moment of mindful listening as a brain break and allow students to listen to the noises of the classroom or a piece of music.
Mindful connection - be intentional about connecting with students directly and individually even if it is only for a few seconds and encourage students to connect with one another in meaningful ways - by sharing a compliment, asking a question, or just smiling and making eye contact. Many students crave connection and feel rewarded when they are seen.
The key to incorporating mindfulness into everyday activities is just to slow down and experience the present moment in whatever way makes the most sense for each situation.
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