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Mindfulness in schools: a good article

Posted in Mindfulness on 20 - January 2014 at 12:40 PM (10 years ago). 233 views.

From KQED comes this good article about mindfulness in schools. (open PDF here).

My favorite quote:

“When we look at low performing schools it’s not that these children are unable to learn, it’s that very often they are unavailable to learn.”

I only have one quibble with the article. I do not like using the word multitasking to describe what children pretend to do (it's not multitasking, it's rapid task switching). And if you want to really learn about the excellent psychological research about task switching, use task switching or attention as a starting point.