From U.S. News & World Report on January 1, 2018
“Mindfulness may help teens decrease stress and increase attention, which may help improve classroom performance, one expert says.
High school can be stressful for teens, from academics to part-time jobs to relationships. To help teens manage it all, some educators are using mindfulness – a secular meditation technique rooted in Buddhism.
Mindfulness is a way of paying attention to the present moment without judgment, says Amy L. Eva, an education content specialist for the Greater Good Science Center at the University of California—Berkeley. Over time, individuals develop the ability to detach from whatever they are dealing with so they are not coming down on themselves often, she says. That could be especially important for students who worry about grades.”