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Students need time for quiet, reflection and focus. A new study shows how mindfulness in the classroom can reduce students' sense of stress and lengthen attention spans.

A study from researchers with the Boston Charter Research Collaborative found that directly teaching students techniques to calm the mind and body had a positive effect on student engagement, academic results and behavior.

Mindfulness-based education programs create consistent space for mindfulness; practice school-wide acceptance, self-care, and empathy; provide teachers with dedicated time to engage in mindfulness practice themselves; and allow students to make their own time for mindfulness.

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