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ClassDojo: Promoting Mindfulness

ClassDojo, a popular teacher app, has yet again created features to further enhance the culture in the classroom. Mindfulness has been one feature that ClassDojo has brought into their app. With student stress on the rise, mindfulness has become a popular strategy to help students deal with the stress of school and life.

On May 10, 2019, ClassDojo and their partner schools teamed up to promote mindfulness day. The 15 minute training gave students mindfulness skills in what ClassDojo called “The World’s Most Mindful Moment.” The goal of mindfulness is to reduce stress and help children to understand their emotions. The point of mindfulness is to stay in the present and understand how you feel without judging yourself for it. ClassDojo partnered with the Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence and Beyond Shame to create this curriculum to enhance culture in the classroom.

This six day program covers topics that include: mindful listening, focused feet, and mindful breathing. Bonus lessons are available for teachers to extend the mindfulness through mindful drawing and other resources that can be found on the website. In a world where children are facing increased stress and anxiety, mindfulness may be the tool to help them succeed.

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