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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