Short breaks that include mindfulness quiet the brain to allow for improved thinking and emotional regulation. Research has shown that mindfulness can increase kindness, improve Sleep quality, reduce the effect of Stereotype Threat for females in math, and even improve math scores by reducing math anxiety.
Watch how this teacher leads the class through several different mindfulness and movement exercises, also allowing the students to lead some of them. Short exercises like these can support students' Attention in math.
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See how Headspace's bite-sized mindfulness exercises can be used as breaks during class. Audio and video exercises guide students through quick meditations to destress and regulate their Emotion.