AnneMarie Rossi of Be Mindful (BeMindful.org) gives a compelling TedTalk about the importance of mindfulness for teens, an audience that needs this practice more so than ever because of the physical changes in their adolescent brains and the constant demands on their focus. If teens learn mindfulness, they are happier, have more control over their emotions, and are ready to learn.
“Neurons that fire together wire together.” Research shows that we can rewire our brains to function better. This article outlines the physical, psychological, and emotional benefits that teens can experience if they practice mindfulness. A mind that is calm and open is more functional in and out of the classroom.
This article explores how the practice of mindfulness, which has swept its way through corporations and government, is now proving to be effective for students and teachers alike. The practice is proving to address the emotional and physical needs of all students making them more successful personally and academically.