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IN People ON 24 Sep, 2016
Remember your good old school days - those days when the stress of life was something we weren't even familiar to? Carefreeness was the style of living in those days, and most of us would give almost anything to get those days back. Our schooldays were some of the best days we've ever had, and probably, no day that comes in the future will ever be able to trump them.
We all had a lot of fun back in those days, and if you remember correctly, there have been instances when, in having fun, we might have crossed a forbidden line or two. And the consequences would be something like being sent to the principal's room or detention or suspension. But whatever it was, the goal of the punishment was to make us think about what we did, and god knows, that never happened!
But this school here has done something truly remarkable to change it. Check it out!
Those were the days of carefree fun and have become some of our best memories!
It probably didn't, and what better picture to demonstrate it! So all in all, the punishments, which were supposed to make us think of what we did, never fulfilled their own purpose.
The management at Robert W. Coleman Elementary School too has realized the uselessness of the technique and has decided to replace it with something more constructive.
And the school to have taken this extremely constructive step is Robert W. Coleman Elementary School.
Meditation has been around for a long, long time, and it is well known that it has various positive effects on the mind. But in recent times, science too has taken an interest in studying and quantifying the effects, and one has to say, it has only helped embolden the earlier notions about the awesome effects of meditation.
This school has scrapped off punishments like detention, Instead, they encourage the students to go to their meditation room (which is a nice, colorful environment, created solely for the purpose of meditating) and practice meditation. And the results they are getting are absolutely lovely!
One would expect it to be tough for a child to silently sit at one place and meditate, but instead, a majority of the children seem to be eager to meditate. What more, they're taking this positivity back home, as parents have reported.
They also teach the students about the environment and how they can help it. There are also a few more schools which have adopted mindful holistic programs, and they're seeing great results. Robert W. Coleman Elementary School, for one, has seen exactly zero suspensions last year. And not just that, these schools which have included holistic programs have also seen a rise in attendance! How about that!