Term

Spring 2018

Capstone

Capstone Project

Degree Name

MAEd

Facilitator(s)

Susan Manikowski

Content Expert

Kelley Lattimer

Abstract

The research question addressed in this project was: does teaching mindfulness in the elementary classroom setting benefit students in their emotional, social, or academic development? It depicts a teacher’s process of finding several emotional, social, and academic benefits mindfulness has on students through a literature review. The researched based benefits, along with personal and professional experiences of the teacher, guided and inspired her development of a month-long mindfulness curriculum based on four types of mindful practices found in research: mindful breathing, mindful movement, mindful listening, and mindful eating. She concludes that mindfulness can be implemented in elementary classrooms in simple yet effective ways that will provide benefits to students.

Project Type

Curriculum

Keywords

Curriculum, Mindfulness

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Education Commons

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