We've heard about the many benefits of meditation for adults: reduced stress, lower blood pressure, greater ability to focus. Now some schools are trying this with students. According to this article, students in dozens of schools around the country are practicing mindfulness techniques this summer.
"Angela Haick, the principal of Piedmont Avenue, said she was inspired to try it after observing a class at a local middle school. 'If we can help children slow down and think,' Dr. Haick said, 'they have the answers within themselves."
What do you think - great idea or should schools be focused on the core academic curriculum instead?