Hannah Waldy suggests a strategy that starts her alternative classroom off with a moment of peace.


Mindfulness is a term that we don’t often associate with education, but should we? High school teacher Hannah Waldy says “Yes!” It’s free, quick, and makes a difference. Her new question: Why wouldn’t you use mindfulness in the classroom?

The Suggestion Box host, Andrea Marshbank, and Ms. Waldy discuss practicing mindfulness as a method for creating mental calm before the beginning of any lesson. No matter the grade level you teach, we’ve all seen stress and anxiety plague our students. Mindfulness could be a tool that helps students bounce back from those overwhelming days. From techniques to trauma informed teaching, we cover the gamut on mindfulness while asking the insightful questions about using it in the classroom.

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