Mindfulness is a term that is being talked about a whole lot these days. Perhaps this is due to the fact that today’s modern world that is full of the distractions of smartphones and social media has created a case where the practice of mindfulness can be more beneficial than ever. There is a lot of evidence that shows that simply sitting in a quiet space for a period of time and focussing on factors such as your breathing can have some big benefits for well-being. It is for this reason that ClassDojo has recently launched a new program geared to teach elementary school children how to effectively incorporate mindfulness into their daily routine as a way to ease their levels of stress and calm their minds a bit. This May, the team at ClassDojo is working to get elementary teachers across the country to engage in a moment of mindfulness with their students. ClassDojo is also providing a video that will help teachers to accomplish this goal.
The ClassDojo app tracks behavior and makes it possible for classroom teachers to formulate a daily schedule of activities that can then be shared easily with the parents of the students. This virtual classroom has made quite an impact on education in the short time that it has been available and program offerings such as the new mindfulness initiative are a big part of the reason for this.