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Meghan commented on Heart Centered 21st Century Learning

I love your focus on the whole child. Schools these days are too focused on academics, testing, and standards at the expensive of acknowledging the whole child and his or her needs. "We envision schools where communities work to expand children's wellbeing, resilience, problem-solving skills, and sense of safety and security." I love that you're focusing more on yoga and mindfulness, and I have found it to be useful in my own life. I've read a lot of research lately on how mindfulness and meditation have numerous positive effects on the brain, including increased impulse control, emotional regulation, social understanding, conflict resolution skills, and health, as well as decreased stress. Meditation can actually change the brain's structure and increase memory. Teaching students early about meditation and its positive effects can help them integrate it into their daily lives, creating happier, healthier, and more in tune citizens.