School traditionally focusses on teaching children stuff and then testing them on it. All well and good (although even this focus seems very ‘20th Century’ in an age where a Google search can find stuff for you and the need to memorise facts seems increasingly redundant). How much better to teach children to get in touch with themselves, to recognize their own strengths and weaknesses and build from a strong base of self-awareness?
You can discover all about the research supporting mindfulness in schools here.
You can access free mindfulness tracks for students here:
Preparing for the school day:
Leaving your worries behind you:
Dealing with exam stress:
You can access online training for teachers to prepare them for teaching mindfulness in school here: