Friday, January 19, 2018

Meditation in the Learning Commons

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“For thousands of years people have used meditation to move beyond the mind’s stress-inducing thoughts and emotional upsets into the peace and clarity of present moment awareness.” (From this article found on the Chopra Center Website.)

Every time a class comes into the learning commons, we commence our time with meditation. The amount of time we meditate corresponds to the age of the students, as suggested by the Headspace app, which we use to guide our meditations.

After we meditate, I ask the same reflective questions: What went well? What didn’t go well? What can we do to improve?

Upon reflection of what did not go well, a kindergarten student recently said, “I have trouble stopping my mind from thinking about stuff.”

I asked her what she can do to improve this difficulty. She replied, “Practice more!”

Thank you, Melissa Parnell, for the photo!

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