Evidence That It Works
While research on the effectiveness of mindfulness programs in schools is still in the early stages, studies have found that mindfulness may reduce stress in students, increase their well-being, and improve their attention and executive functioning.
Why Does It Matter?
Children face numerous stressors everyday, from school, home, and society, which can negatively impact their learning and development. Giving students an opportunity to take a moment to breathe and mindfully appreciate a poem can ultimately help them to manage their own stress, improving both their academic achievement and personal well-being.