Schools That Work Visitacion Valley Middle School Grades 6-8 | San Francisco, CA Bookmark 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 Related Tags: Social and Emotional Learning, Classroom Management, Mindfulness, All Grades 1.2KSHARES 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.Infographic: Maili Holiman. Click here to download. What do you think about this Schools That Work story? We'd love to hear from you! Tweet your answer to @edutopia, comment below, or email us. Learn More About Social and Emotional LearningSimple Ways to Help Young Kids Develop Self-Control Why Restorative Practices Benefit All Students Breaking a Vicious Cycle That Undermines Student Success Assessment: We Cannot Improve at Scale What We Cannot Measure Comments (27) Sign in or register to comment Follow Subscribe to comments via RSS Show 10 More Comments Posted 8/5/2014 7:43pm Hollie Woods Thank you, Samer. I will follow up with the David Lynch Foundation. Sign in to vote! Posted 8/6/2014 10:00am Samer RabadiOnline Community Engagement Manager Staff Brian, there's been a recent wave of interest in introducing mindfulness into schools. You might want to check out this article from Greater Good that looks at 4 relatively recent studies (from 2013): http://greatergood.berkeley.edu/article/item/research_round_up_school_ba.... In each case, the results were promising. Earlier in the conversation, Laura Thomas recommended a resource. You can also check out Mindful Schools. I've not tried them out, but I understand that they provide online classes. Their website is: http://www.mindfulschools.org. Sign in to vote! Posted 8/6/2014 11:53am Emily Samer, Thank you so much! I will be sure to look up this article as well as the school. Sign in to vote! Posted 8/6/2014 11:55am Samer RabadiOnline Community Engagement Manager Staff Hollie, Emily... you're welcome. I'm happy I could be of service. :-) Sign in to vote! Posted 8/25/2014 7:39am charlie why would meditation help i believe it is a waste of time Sign in to vote! Posted 8/25/2014 10:57am Susan Dreyer Leon Hi Brian, you might also want to look at .b,( http://mindfulnessinschools.org/what-is-b/) A group called Inward Bound Meditation or ibme (http://ibme.info/) and Mindful Schools (http://www.mindfulschools.org/). All of these organizations are working hard on developing great quality curriculum and meditation opportunities for teens. I think as the field evolves, we are learning that different approaches work better for different age groups, and of course, different contexts. Another resource I really like is Still Quiet Place from Dr. Amy Saltzman. Her website has excellent meditation activities for kids, teens and adults (http://www.stillquietplace.com/). Finally, we here at Antioch University New England have been running a year-long fully on-line certificate program in Mindfulness for Educators, for those who are exploring mindfulness work for themselves and their teaching or who may have done some of these other trainings and now want to add an academic component to their resume. For those who are interested in potentially doing research and teaching in the field, we also have an M.Ed in Mindfulness for Educators. For more information you can visit www.antiochne.edu or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org Sign in to vote!(1) Posted 8/25/2014 7:22pm Brian SztabnikAP Literature teacher from Miller Place, NY Blogger Thanks Susan. I believe that mindfulness can be a rewarding experience for students and offer them an outlet from the digital hive that they inhabit. Yet the question that still remains for me as a high school teacher is one of context. Where should one situate a mindfulness unit? Does it belong in physical education? Art or music? Or is it something that should exist in a homeroom period or mentoring program? Your thoughts? Sign in to vote! Posted 8/30/2014 7:36pm Harmeet Kaur Hi! I work in an Experiential school in India and Silence Time is observed twice a day (once in the morning, to mark the beginning of a great day ahead and the other at the end of the day in the afternoon to introspect the good things and learnings that happened that day). It is a great practice and followed judiciously across K-12. Sign in to vote! Posted 5/8/2016 7:58pm Stephanie Dorr How can I obtain a high resolution image for this? I'd love to post it in a teacher's lounge! Sign in to vote! Posted 5/9/2016 5:16pm Samer RabadiOnline Community Engagement Manager Staff Stephanie, we created a high resolution version of the infographic for you. It's available here for download: http://www.edutopia.org/pdfs/stw/edutopia-stw-reducingstudentstress-visv.... Sign in to vote! Sign in to comment. Not a member? Register. Sign in using social networks Or sign in here: Email address * Password * Forgot your password?