Currently Reading: Schools in San Francisco Implement Meditation & Students' Happiness and Academic Success Soars

Currently Reading: Schools in San Francisco Implement Meditation & Students' Happiness and Academic Success Soars

By Laura Norvig, MLIS | November 23, 2015
Digital Media Strategist, ETR

I’ll admit, I like to read about meditation more than actually do it. I’m a huge fan of Thich Nhat Hanh and Pema Chodron, two authors who make a great case for how quieting the mind and being in the moment increase our ability to be patient, compassionate and more effective human beings.

 

But I was really struck by this article and the video it highlights, which documents the positive impact of meditation on urban school kids. 

Not gonna lie, the video had me a little verklempt and also made me think, “If they can do it, I really have no excuse.”

The article links to a more substantive one, with tangible results like, “In the first year of Quiet Time, the number of suspensions fell by 45 percent.” The science is in. Meditation wins.

Laura Norvig, MLIS, is the Digital Media Strategist at ETR. She manages ETR's Facebook Page (worth a look if you haven't checked it) and helps keep our staff engaged in the social media universe. She can be reached at lauran@etr.org

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