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Counting Down to Restore Calm in the Classroom

This simple mindfulness activity can help reset students’ brains (and yours!) when things get chaotic during the school day.

April 7, 2021

Shifting your focus away from anxious thoughts to non-threatening things in your immediate surroundings can help your body stop producing stress hormones. This exercise was inspired by the 5-4-3-2-1 technique, developed by a therapist and former pilot to help people conquer a fear of flying.

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