Meditation Versus Detention, Breathe!
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Meditation Versus Detention, Breathe!

NPR station WHYY reported on a Baltimore program teaching mindfulness to school children there, and consulted Compassionate Schools Project’s Tish Jennings.

From the story: “What if every time a kid acted out, he got sent to take some deep breaths, instead of detention? Well a program in Baltimore has been trying that out for the past few years, with good results. The school’s suspension rate has dropped — to zero”

One student, “…used to resist when adults tried to discipline him…  It was like one time, when I was mad at the teacher, the kids in the classroom, I was so mad, I flipped all the desks and chairs,” the student said.

Listen to or read the full story: “Schools Experimenting with Meditation as an Alternative to Detention