Schools turn to mindfulness to tackle student anxiety

//Schools turn to mindfulness to tackle student anxiety

Mindfulness is becoming a more commonly heard term in educational circles as educators realise its value. This article from Education Age looks at a school using mindfulness to tackle anxiety.

Instead of going straight into their next lesson after recess or lunch, students at a school in Sydney’s west spend up to half an hour on mindfulness several times a week, and teachers say the lessons have improved focus and productivity.

“Across kindergarten to year 6, some groups might do it daily and some do it three to four times a week,” Homebush West Public School’s deputy principal, Roxanne Picoaga, said.

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