Start by taking mindful short breaks.
Regular meditation and mindfulness helps children focus and concentrate at school.
Encourage your class to take regular relaxation stops.
Here is a simple and fun idea that pupils can grow to love.
You can explain to pupils that our minds are like like traffic - constantly moving and flowing.
Every once in a while, it is good to let the traffic come to a standstill, while you relax. While you are studying or doing your homework, try to stop every hour just for a few moments.
Use a visual cue - a red flashing light or red card or a sound cue, such as a bell or music.
Ask children to close their eyes, stay very still and take in 3 deep breaths. Count up to 10 or 20 really slowly and let them feel they are becoming more and more relaxed and calm. After a few moments, they can open their eyes again. If children are really relaxed and need to get on with work, they can give their ears a fast rub.
Try this often throughout the day. Some children find it difficult to begin with, but after a while really enjoy their moments of calm and quiet. It helps them feel fresh and keeps them motivated in the classroom.
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