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This paper explores the potential of developing a secular mindfulness curriculum in public school systems, as well as some of the difficulties posed in developing such a program. Based on current, relevant literature and scientific studies pertaining to student stress and its effects on academic success, as well as the correlation between already existing social-emotional learning initiatives, this paper situates a mindfulness curriculum in the classroom through academic research and personal experience. Discussed in the rationale are the positive findings in the field, the research and refinement that still needs to be conducted, and a curriculum outline that teachers practicing mindfulness themselves and with students can modify and adapt to fit the needs of their classroom.
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Phinney, Amy, "Clear Minds, Full Hearts A Student-Centered Mindfulness Curriculum for Primary Elementary Students" (2018). Mindfulness Studies Theses. 15.