Classroom Activities that Apply Mindfulness

Classroom activities-type articles are consistently popular with visitors, and lately we’ve been enlightening educators on how to apply a degree of mindfulness to their classrooms (mindfulness is the intentional, accepting, and non-judgmental focus of one's attention on the emotions, thoughts and sensations occurring in the present moment).

You’re not the only one stressed out by school: You students can equally feel the pressures of standardized tests, homework, and the need to consistently perform.

To get both you and your students “into the moment,” improve their focus, and enhance their overall learning and behavior in the classroom, today on, frequent contributing writer Janelle Cox, herself a seasoned educator, spells out some classroom activities you can use to bring about an atmosphere of mindfulness. Her ideas include using their breathing, their bodies, and practicing a degree of mindful communication to bring about mindfulness.

Janelle’s summation of today’s article: “By applying mindful activities into your classroom, you are giving your students the tools that will help them learn to be in the moment, and control their thoughts. After much practice you will find that the benefits of mindfulness will not only keep students calm, help them communicate effectively, but also improve their academic performance.  With all of these amazing benefits it’s no wonder why so many teachers are applying mindfulness into their daily activities.”

How do you apply mindfulness into your classroom? Do you have any activities that you would like to share?

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