Baltimore Elementary School Practices Meditation Over Detention
A Baltimore Elementary school is putting a new tactic into practice for students who act up. Instead of giving students detention, students are now being provided with rooms where they can meditate.
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The room is known as the “Mindful Moment Room.” The room is nothing like a detention room where students are punished and have to think on their actions and face the consequences.
The meditation room looks more like a peaceful and fun place to visit for students as it is filled with pillows, mats, many decorations, and lamps to brighten the room.
The kids meditate and take part in breathing exercises to try to get them to calm down. Professionals also sit down with them to discuss what they are going through and to analyze their behavior.
The room and practice was created as a partnership between the school and the local charity called the Holistic Life Foundation.
Other similar programs are being created such as as the Mindfulness in Schools Project and Mindful Schools.