The Role of Spirituality in Public Education

by Helmut Eder

A growing body of research indicates that developing our inner selves, using techniques such as mindfulness, yoga, meditation and reflective writing, is critical. Mindful techniques not only help us to cope with the stresses of our world today, but also help us to develop sound ethical and moral practices. Contemplative or mindful-based approaches have the ability to enhance the climate of classrooms and schools, help students and teachers stay calm, concentrate and focus their attention, and feel empathy, kindness and compassion toward others.

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