Camila Villafañe

By Camila Villafañe

LifeBuzz Staff

Baltimore School Chooses Meditation Instead Of Detention.

But only rewarding good behavior has also been proven ineffective too, according to some researchers.

This “punish bad behavior/reward good behavior” technique is usually enforced on pets because we can’t use logic and reason on animals. But students are human beings who are capable of reasoning and employing logic. And Ali and Atman definitely agreed with these findings.

But only rewarding good behavior has also been proven ineffective too, according to some researchers.

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The brothers couldn’t sit tight and continue to watch schools using this outdated, time-consuming, ineffective, and expensive detention system that could potentially ruin a child’s self-esteem in the long run.

So they came up with their very own alternative to traditional punishments, and let's just say...it took people by surprise. In the beginning, everyone was a bit taken aback by their holistic approach.

The brothers couldn’t sit tight and continue to watch schools using this outdated, time-consuming, ineffective, and expensive detention system that could potentially ruin a child’s self-esteem in the long run.

Instead of punishing a kid because they forgot to do their homework with detention, the brothers came up with a different alternative.

Students who misbehaved were sent out to the mystical Mindful Moment room where instead of getting punished, they'd have some time to reflect and calm down.

Instead of punishing a kid because they forgot to do their homework with detention, the brothers came up with a different alternative.

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The Mindful Moment room is a place that was designed for students to redirect their negative energy and turn it into something positive.

The idea is to give kids a safe space where they could de-stress and calm down if they were just involved in an altercation. The staff is there to help kids refocus their negative energy and in a sense, teach them how to meditate. Now, students and parents were wondering if this new age approach would even work. After all, violence dominated the community.

The Mindful Moment room is a place that was designed for students to redirect their negative energy and turn it into something positive.

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Robert D. Colbert, Ph.D., associate professor, conducted a study at a high school in 2013.

He wanted to explore how effective meditation would be when dealing with stressors at school. He divided a senior class into two groups where one group meditated all through the year, and the other would not. Needless to say, the results were uncanny.

Robert D. Colbert, Ph.D., associate professor, conducted a study at a high school in 2013.

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