Over the last 5 years, meditation has transformed my physics classroom at Padua Academy. After a 2 week introduction in September, my students typically choose to continue meditating 3 minutes to start each class. At times, small groups of students and teachers have gathered to meet before and after school to meditate, and we now gather twice a week virtually. This semester my students and I decided to start this blog to inspire others to give meditation a try. We have published posts from 16 students, 7 teachers, 5 alumnae, and 2 parents. Each one is a personal anecdote of the benefits of this simple practice. Please read them to see for yourself.
If you would like to join our free 10 minute virtual meditations at 1:20pm on Mondays and Thursdays, send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you would like to brainstorm how to bring mindfulness and meditation into your school, let me know as I’m happy to help. We hope to restart this blog in the fall!