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Association for Mindfulness in Education

The Association for Mindfulness in Education is a collaborative association of organizations and individuals working together to provide support for mindfulness training as a component of K-12 education.

Research over the past few decades has found that mindfulness training develops:

  • Increased attention
  • Increased executive function (working memory, planning, organization, and impulse control)
  • Decreased ADHD behaviors—specifically hyperactivity and impulsivity
  • Fewer conduct and anger management problems
  • Increased emotional regulation
  • Increased self-calming
  • Increased social skills and social compliance
  • Increased care for others
  • Decreased negative affect, or emotions
  • Decreased anxiety in general and text anxiety in particular
  • Decreased depression
  • Increased sense of calmness, relaxation, and self-acceptance
  • Increased self-esteem
  • Increased quality of sleep

As such, mindfulness is a foundation for education; mindfulness provides the optimal conditions for learning and teaching and also supports all pedagogical approaches.

Go to the Association for Mindfulness Education website

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