Should schools teach kids to meditate?

Matthew Zalaznick's picture
Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Schools have also begun experimenting with meditation and discovering that its techniques can help its students.

When a school in New Haven, Connecticut, required yoga and meditation classes three times a week for its incoming freshman, studies found that after each class, students had significantly reduced levels of cortisol, a stress hormone, in their bodies.

In San Francisco, schools that participated in Quiet Time, a Transcendental Meditation program, had twice as many students score proficient in English on the California Achievement Test than in similar schools where the program didn’t exist.

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