How to weave mindfulness practice into the daily fabric of school life? At Aspen Country Day School, a partnership with enthusiastic parent volunteers has successfully brought the MindUP curriculum to each classroom .
Putting parents in the learning seat
Aspen Country Day teachers conduct mini-lessons for parents on back-to-school nights. Result: parents get a better understanding of what (and how) their children are learning, teachers get parent buy-in, students get more respect and support for the important work they do all day.
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Mindfulness: A Pathway to Success for Collegiate Students
The Collegiate School’s Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) program helps students develop an increasingly important skill for success in college and beyond. Schools and colleges across the country have reported a rise in problems related to stress management, so about seven years ago, Collegiate School began offering a two-week-long Freshman Health and Wellness MBSR class for […]
Mindfulness Brings Healthier, Happier Lives for Students and Teachers
Greenhill School began offering Inner Light: Traditions and Paths of Meditation to juniors and seniors in 2009. The elective class was aimed at honing personal awareness and mindfulness, skills that help manage stress and encourage healthier choices. Soon after, recurring student feedback—“I wish I’d had this earlier”—caught the attention of Upper School administrators. “We realized […]