“For me, the practice of Mindfulness provides a calming space within myself to recharge and continue with my day." Sarah Reuter, MSW Social Worker Cass Street School
Improved School Culture and Climate
“As the principal of this K-8 school, I am grateful for the positive impact mindfulness classes have had on the overall climate of our school. I am excited about the continued decrease in suspensions and increase in mutual respect displayed by our staff and students." Tyrone Nichols, Principal Cass Street School
Better Focus and Concentration
“The techniques used have been easily adapted in the school setting and are often used by classroom teachers to increase the attention of their students. You will often hear classroom teachers reminding their students to “get into your mindful bodies.” It has been incredible to observe the transformation of some of our students and classrooms through this simple, yet effective practice.” Jessica Helminski Hawley Environmental School Social Worker
“Sometimes character building is the most abstract challenge a teacher faces. It has been wonderful to finally find a simple, realistic way to help my students be the best individuals they can be. By being mindful we are able to create a classroom environment for each other that lowers stress, improves focus and self-control, and creates peace.” Lesley Zylstra 5th Grade Hawley Environmental School
Added Minutes For Teaching
“The short time we spend practicing mindfulness in the classroom repays us with more minutes spent teaching and fewer minutes spent redirecting student misbehavior." David Pettigrew 3rd Grade Teacher at Cass Street School
A Better Learning Environment
“When I am calm, relaxed and focused, it helps students and creates a peaceful environment for learning.” K4 Teacher
"It has made me more calm and aware of myself."
"It has made a difference in my life because I can control myself better."
"I’m more calmer. I am taking away being able to focus."
"It helps if I’m mad or sad."
"I am learning how to calm myself down easier and to stay relaxed and not to be stressed out."
"I’m a little calmer sometimes. I’m not hyper all the time."
"It’s helpful to not only do the exercise, but teaching others how to do it. It just makes me feel even better."
"I use it to help calm me down, help my brother, help my mother when she’s stressed and just help myself."
"I am taking away techniques and calmness from this experience."
"I am taking away to calm down when you get mad. And also think before you act."
"I got over my fear of standing in front of a different class."
"I’m getting rid of stress and I’m learning it’s okay to be different and I learned to conquer my upset feelings."
"I have a new sister (she’s 4 months old) and used to get mad when I had to get her even when I didn’t want to but not now."