Bringing mindfulness to the school curriculum

Kate Lunau, eLaern Magazine, Jun 18, 2014
Commentary by Stephen Downes

I don't think the authors at MacLeans really approve (they raise the criticism that some parents (and teachers) worry the practice of meditation is akin to bringing religion into schools) but they nonetheless carry this interesting story about the teaching of meditation (called 'mindfulness', and yoga (called 'stretching')) in schools. I see nothing wrong with it; I was taught several religions in school, including hockey, basketball and football. Ultimately, it has to be left to the students' discretion as to whether to continue the practice, after an appropriate period of instruction. But I have no doubt this is the school's policy.

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