The objective of the Mindful Me School program is to provide teachers and students, in a secular manner, an understanding of mindfulness and simple mindful habits to incorporate it in their life.
Mindful Me defines mindfulness to students as
"noticing what is happening right now with curiosity and kindness”.
“You cannot control the results only your actions”
Developing the skill to attend the present moment by practicing mindfulness, students become aware, understand and learn to manage their thoughts, emotions and actions more effectively giving them the choice to channel their attention in more productive ways.
Self-awareness gives rise to self-regulation
which is fundamental in the attainment of social, emotional and academic success.
“Feelings come and go like clouds in a windy sky. Conscious breathing is my anchor.” (Thich Nhat Hanh)
As the number of studies on mindfulness in education grow steadily, the following are some core benefits for students:
The result is healthier, happier, calmer students
that develop better concentration, and make more reflective decisions.
Teachers learning about mindfulness, become more aware of their inner and outer experience and their interconnection so as to reap the many benefits including the ones listed above. This also enables them to invoke the experience in the classroom with their students.
"When the adult in the room is transformed, the classroom climate changes, too.This is the ultimate goal: not to introduce mindfulness as a strategy-based intervention, but instead to change the overall climate, tone, and quality of interaction so that it is more conducive to the health and wholeness of teacher and student." - Brandi Lust of Learning Lab Consulting