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Mindfulness Increases Math Scores & Improves Focus

Time Magazine reported the benefits of mindfulness education for kids in their January 26 and February 3, 2015 issues.  Time highlighted recent studies that measured a 15% improvement in math scores and 24% decrease in aggression in 4th and 5th graders in its January 26th edition.

time feb 3Time‘s February 5th infographic, pictured at the far right below, gave a one-page picture of the recent research in mindfulness training with kids, including the January findings, mentioned above:

  • Fourth- and Fifth-Grade students hadphoto-005
    15% better math scores &
    were 24% less aggressive.
  • Elementary children showed better focus, self-control, class participation & self-respect.
  • Adolescents in a British study showed decreased levels of depression and increas feelings of well-being.
  • Third Graders showed fewer ADD symptoms and less hyperactive behavior.
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I’m a certified mindfulness teacher and speaker who helps students – of all ages – pause, breathe and think. As a mother, long-time educator and writer, my goal is to share the brain-changing benefits of sitting still. For over 20 years, it’s been my practice and my compass.

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