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Implementing a mindfulness program into the classroom to decrease student stress and increase productivity: a handbook for the secondary school teacher

Mindfulness education, when implemented in the classroom, helps reduce stress, 
 improve self-regulation, and increase productivity. In the adolescent student, mindfulness 
 education has the potential to address problems specific to the age group, including heighted stress levels due to changes in brain chemistry and hormonal fluctuations, compromises to mental and physical health due to sleep deprivation and overuse of media platforms, and further hindrances to focus needed for increased academic, social and extracurricular expectations. Research supporting the efficacy of mindfulness in the classroom is examined, and a unit of mindfulness instruction is provided to support the secondary teacher in the implementation of the practice into the classroom.

Mindfulness education, when implemented in the classroom, helps reduce stress, improve self-regulation, and increase productivity. In the adolescent student, mindfulness education has the potential to address problems specific to the age group, including heighted stress levels due to changes in brain chemistry and hormonal fluctuations, compromises to mental and physical health due to sleep deprivation and overuse of media platforms, and further hindrances to focus needed for increased academic, social and extracurricular expectations. Research supporting the efficacy of mindfulness in the classroom is examined, and a unit of mindfulness instruction is provided to support the secondary teacher in the implementation of the practice into the classroom.

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