By Tim Kowols
Using mindfulness techniques has been a major area of focus in the classroom since Kewaunee School District staff members were introduced to the concept last spring. According to the Child Mind Institute, mindfulness in the classroom can help kids regulate their behavior by creating a sense of calm and control. The hope is that such exercises can help control the stress kids experience, especially those suffering different physical and mental issues. Kewaunee School District Superintendent Karen Treml says the 35 staff members participating in mindfulness training this summer called it some of the best professional development they have ever received.
Treml says some of the grant funding they recently received from the state will go towards more training for staff members in mindfulness and trauma-informed care.