Mindfulness and Tech
Lately, our campus has increased its focus on mindfulness. After testing out mindfulness activities on some of our groups, we found some benefits to (almost) daily guided meditation in class. However, teachers prep and planning being what it is, it is hard to find the time to research mindfulness scenarios and scripts. Enters InsightTimer, an app for Android and iOs. The app counts thousands of recorded guided meditation tracks, in various languages (score!) and thoroughly categorized. For instance, recordings can be aiming at helping children meditate or centered around self-confidence, motivation, stress and anxiety, happiness, relaxation and many more.
Check it out, it might be a great sponge activity in the classroom (especially for World Languages & Dual Language classes) or a good way to start class on a good note after action-packed mornings and lunch times.