When emotions run high or challenges arise, the way to help students pay better attention, perform better in school, and be more aware of themselves and others is through practicing mindfulness.The KGII Green Group (RB) share tips they’ve practiced to calm emotions and strengthen feelings of connection.
1. Create a quiet place by pausing for a few moments, resting in our seats, and settling in quietly.
2. Pay attention with purpose to whatever is happening in the present moment in the environment around us (like sounds or sights), and in our bodies (like sensations or emotions).
3. Pause and notice the breath by bringing attention to the sensations and movement of the breath in our body. We explore the breath by noticing the movement of the chest or belly as the breath moves in and out of our body.
4. Practice gratitude by taking a few minutes to pause, pay attention, and reflect on the good grateful things that happened during the day.