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ClassDojo mindfulness training event

An article from Fast Company recaps a global event that educational platform ClassDojo held called “Mindfulness Training” to help kids destress from all the schoolwork year round with various breathing exercises and online activities. Other big companies such as Target, Google, and Intel have joined in by teaching their workers meditation techniques to calm down and enjoy life.

A survey showed by ClassDojo shows many children not getting adequate training in meditation or exercises to destress with about 90% of teachers and parents believing it to be very important.

ClassDojo is a platform that allows teachers to communicate with the parents of the students and reward their children for good behavior with points or remove any for bad actions. The company has expanded tremendously to about 180 countries with 95% of kindergarten to 8th grade using the application.

After ClassDojo looked at the results of the survey, they decided to conduct the “Mindfulness training” that was held on May 10. Each day afterward contained 15-minute videos with different exercises for children to learn. Representatives of ClassDojo stated that the event was held to help children calm down and teach them essential skills needed in the future.

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ClassDojo Asks Teachers to be ‘Mindful’

Everyday it seems we’re a little more distracted by little things that steal our attention away from what we should be focusing on. This mass distraction has made its way to our kids and their performance in school is suffering as a result. ClassDojo thinks it has the remedy for that with a series of instructional videos about mindfulness.

Mindfulness is daily mediation meant to make people focus better, and its gained popularity in schools. 90% of teachers ClassDojo surveyed say the practice helps their students perform better, but when they asked parents they learned only 10% of children practice mindfulness regularly.

This May, ClassDojo is asking classrooms to take part in the “Mindful Moment.” This will be a video series that will instruct teachers on how to guide meditation, put together by Marc Brackett, known for his work in opening up the Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence.

Brackett speaks of mindfulness as a tool for building emotional intelligence. He’s cited research that shows 75% of students and 80% of teachers in high schools experience negative emotions that limits their performance. With a regular practice of mindfulness, Brackett believes both teachers and students would have the emotional intelligence to refocus and concentrate on teaching and learning.

CEO and co-founder Sam Chaudhary agrees. For Sam, ClassDojo’s main goal is to get kids to love the idea of learning. An online connection between teachers and parents has gone a long way to making sure that studies at home reinforce what goes on in the classroom. But they also need a bit of mindfulness to help them move past distraction and give their educational experience a lasting impression.

Class Dojo Brings the Classroom Home

 

We live in a digital age where everything you need to know is right at your fingertips. Smartphones have made almost every aspect of life easier with all kinds of information being easily accessible through our phones. With millions of different apps available for smartphones, there is an app for anything and everything you can think of. One app in particular is making academic success easier for students, teachers and parents.

ClassDojo is a communication app for teachers, students and parents. An interactive classroom management tool, ClassDojo allows students to create their own avatars with customizable monster-like characters that live in the animated world of ClassDojo. The teacher tracks students’ behavior and performance through the app and gives students either positive or negative dojo points depending on how they have done. Each student’s points are recorded on ClassDojo and parents can check the app to see how their child is behaving or performing.

Teachers love using ClassDojo because it saves time and is very organized. Rather than using the classic “wall chart” method of tracking students’ behavior, teachers can just go on ClassDojo and click to reward students points. Rather than using paper and stickers to track behavior, all of the students’ points are in one organized place.

Parents and students also love the ClassDojo method. Parents appreciate the fact that they can consistently check their child’s performance on their own time rather than waiting for progress reports or parent-teacher conferences. Students love ClassDojo because it gives a fun and interesting spin to earning behavior and performance points.

For more information on the ClassDojo app, please visit Classdojo.com.