George Lucas Educational Foundation
Social and Emotional Learning

Infographic: Meditation in Schools Across America

As a growing body of research points to positive outcomes from meditation in schools, programs are spreading across the country.

February 22, 2012
Meditation Education Infographic. Several studies have examined the effects of meditation using controlled trials in elementary and high schools. The meditation practices ranged from 10 to 40 minutes, were daily to biweekly, and lasted three to six months
Infographic: Maili Holiman. Click here to download.
Correction: The Teachers' Rating Scale of Social Competence is incorrectly attributed to Schonert-Reichl & Miller 2005; it should be attributed to Schonert-Reichl & Lawlor 2010.

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School Snapshot

Visitacion Valley Middle School

Grades 6-8 | San Francisco, CA
257 | Public, Urban
Per Pupil Expenditures
$4,567 School$4,567 District$5,455 State
Free / Reduced Lunch
33% Asian
24% Multiracial
22% Black
16% Hispanic
2% White
Data is from the 2010-11 academic year.


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