Mattner, S. Improving Attention and Emotional Regulation for Middle School Students Through the Use of Mindfulness Practices. (2019) Research has demonstrated that establishing a mindfulness practice has a range of mental, emotional, social, and educational benefits. The curriculum designed for this project focuses on using mindfulness techniques for 6th-8th grade students to improve attention, concentration, and emotional regulation. Mindfulness practices have been implemented in a number of settings, from hospitals to work environments for decades, but implementing it within the classroom, especially for children, is limited. The project involved creating a diverse curriculum that engages students with mindfulness through activities such as breathing focus and awareness, yoga movement, and mindful eating. The curriculum will primarily be used in an advisory hour, but is adaptable to a variety of environments and time constraints, and includes activities designed so that even educators with a limited mindful experience can use them effectively. The goal of the project is to help students create a personal mindfulness practice and help them develop into healthy, emotionally balanced individuals.
At-risk Students, Brain-based Learning, Character Education, Curriculum, Developmentally Appropriate Practice
Mattner, Sean, "Improving Attention And Emotional Regulation For Middle School Students Through The Use Of Mindfulness Practices" (2019). School of Education and Leadership Student Capstone Projects. 341.
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