Educating Today's Children Through the Lens of Mindfulness.
Physical & Health Education Journal
Short Title: Physical & Health Education Journal
Format: Journal Article
Publication Date: Nov 30, 2016
Sources ID: 26116
Collection: Mindfulness in K-12 Education
Visibility: Public (group default)
Many of today’s students are experiencing higher levels of stress and anxiety in school. The need for competitive grades, the desire to be seen as perfect in a digital society, and parental pressures are only some of the reasons that students are experiencing more stress. This increased stress has lead to higher levels of stress and anxiety for many adolescents. This article explores the beginning of how students may learn to calm and control their stressors and anxiety through mindfulness training. Several examples of mindfulness training in different classroom scenarios are introduced, and the relationships between our connections to everything around us are explored. The article serves to provide a starting point for educators who may feel at a loss for how to help their students manage their stress and anxiety levels.