Developing conscious attention

The development of conscious attention is the basis for every form of learning. ‘Mindfulness’, or practicing conscious, focused attention, influences children’s learning. Practicing conscious attention can be compared with tuning a musical instrument before you play it. Why should we not tune our learning instruments before we use them? An increasing number of boards, management teams and teachers are at the forefront of a rapidly growing movement to give mindfulness a permanent place in the 21st century school curriculum. Because in doing this, you not only stimulate learning. You also stimulate self-confidence, creativity, compassion and the executive functions. The brain comes to rest, impulsive behaviour and stress reactions decrease. There is calm. Calm and concentrated attention. Something every child deserves. Read more about the effects of meditation on the (child’s) brain.

 

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