Cheryl Tomasetti’s Grade 2 students have minds full of mindfulness. Since shifting gears can be hard, most days after recess the students return to the classroom to spend time meditating with the lights on low. After six minutes, the class gently stirs and turns the lights back on. But something is very, very different from when the lights went off. “Relaxed,” “calm,” “happy,” and "satisfied” are some of the words the students used to describe how they feel after the guided meditation.
Mrs. Tomasetti checks her heart rate on her watch before and after the meditation, and the students are responsible for doing the math to determine how many beats her heart rate slowed. Everyone returns to their desk refreshed and ready for more learning! #mindfulmoments #studentmeditation #emotionalregulation