As students learn to regulate their attention, emotions and behaviors, they perform better in school, experience fewer discipline problems, and develop resilience to counteract the negative effects of
stress and anxiety. When teachers practice with their students, they report a 43% decrease in their stress levels that helps them reconnect with their love of teaching. We are at a critical point
in education in the U.S. Declining test scores, high dropout rates and reduced global competitiveness for the past several decades underscore the severity of our educational challenges. Even with
recent gains in a few academic categories, many of our children are not adequately prepared to successfully navigate the workforce of the 21st century.
Children who participate in this type of mindfulness training demonstrate improved focus, increased creativity, higher academic performance, less stress and consistent prosocial behaviors. Bolstering these self-regulation skills through mindful awareness
training predicts school achievement in reading and mathematics better than IQ scores. The bottom line is that mindful students improve their grades, rate themselves as more happy/content, and improve
their ability to get along with their peers, teachers and family members. Discipline issues go down while performance and a sense of community go up.