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 mindfulness and movement exercises in the first five minutes of class. Short exercises like these as a daily routine can supports students' Attention in math.
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See Headspace's bite-sized mindfulness exercises that can be used during class. This app and website provide audio and/or video mindfulness supports that guide students through a quick meditation to destress and regulate their Emotion.