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Using Mindfulness for Better Classroom Management > Lesson 4 of 12

How Meditation Works in the Classroom, Part II (The Pathway)

When you are in an anxious or negative emotional state, your prefrontal cortex does not allow you to do the higher order thinking that is necessary in order to do your best learning or make good decisions. Only when you are in a calm, positive state are you capable. It’s not your fault, it’s just the way your brain is wired! We’ll explain how.

Key Points

  • What it means to have a reactive response vs. a conscious (mindful) response
  • Why a conscious response is necessary for optimal student-teacher interaction

Additional Resources

Teacher Self-Care 101: 4 Ways to Reclaim Your Time, Energy and Piece of Mind

Managing Challenging Behaviors

Mental Health Days: When Teachers Need Them and Why They Are Important

Establishing Powerful Presence in the Classroom

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