Testing time: can be stressful, and it demands a great deal of focus. Luckily, mindfulness can provide support in both of those areas! Indeed, research has shown that mindfulness training improves students’:
· focus in the classroom and on tests
· stress management and test anxiety
· emotion regulation
· academic performance
Yet something else is still greatly needed during testing time—the chance to let loose, have fun, move around, and interact with peers.
During AzMERIT Testing Jordan Wiley-Hill will provide mindfulness workshops for 6th, 7th, and 8th grades to provide all of the above. Through highly interactive and hands-on activities, students will learn and practice mindfulness tools and techniques that they can use during testing—and beyond!