A school’s alternative and Holistic approach to shaping behavior and keeping a peaceful school environment — through meditation.
Robert W. Coleman School in Baltimore decided to replace detention as a punishment or outcome for certain behavior, with meditation. The results were wonderful! Traditional ancient Hindu practices of meditation were done in the ‘Mindful Meditation Room’, a space implemented by the school in February 2016. Calming and easing students who were facing anxiety and stress was the main goal, as well as teaching practices that would help with better control over their mental aspects.