09 Feb 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“