This school replaced detention with meditation. The results are remarkable.
Imagine you’re working at a school and one of the kids is starting to act up. What do you do? Traditionally, the answer would be to give the unruly kid detention or suspension. But school officials at Robert W. Coleman Elementary in Baltimore, Maryland decided to take a different and unique approach. The school created a meditation room where kids who are having behavioral issues in the classroom are brought in for this after-school program for yoga and meditation sessions. The meditation room was created as a partnership with the Holistic Life Foundation, a local nonprofit that provides tutoring and mentoring to kids as well as environmental education.