Have you heard the buzz about mindfulness & meditation in schools? Mindful Breathing is one of the most immediate and effective strategies to calm anxiety and stress. It can also be a great way to bring students’ attention back to learning as they learn how to refocus when they are distracted. Mindful Breathing exercises can be used at any time throughout the day. We have found it helpful to practice Mindful Breathing before each class, class period, or subject. These exercises are effective when preparing for a quiz or test, or when persevering during a task. They can be planned as a regular part of the daily schedule or added in as needed.
These 4 FREE Hands-On Mindful Breathing Cards will help establish a pattern to focus, refocus, energize, or calm your students during the day.
Check out our Mindfulness at Home resource which can easily be implemented at home to help families incorporate mindfulness into their daily routines, or to use in moments when children are struggling and need a mindful break. Try our 12 Days Of Christmas FREEBIE.
If your teaching focuses on mindfulness and social emotional learning then we know you will also love our Student Led Morning Meeting, Classroom Engagement Strategies, Shout-Outs, and/or our Morning Greeting Signs.