Classroom Activity

Initiative Description: A recording of a guided mindful breathing activity was developed in consultation with a registered yoga teacher who had experience in stress management. The recording was approximately 5 minutes in length and presented mindful breathing as a way to get the brain ready to learn. The intervention was implemented once daily, just prior to a previously selected class period

Study Results: Results indicated that participants displayed increases in academic engagement that were maintained at the 6 week follow up, in addition to decreases in disruptive behavior.

Reference: Minkos, M. L., Chafouleas, S. M., Bray, M. A., & LaSalle, T. P. (2018). Brief report: A preliminary investigation of a mindful breathing intervention to increase academic engagement an alternative educational setting. Behavioral Disorders, 43(4), 436-443. doi:10.1177/0198742917740870

Level of Evidence: 2 out of 5 stars Good