Connection to children
Less discipline – more time for teaching
Reminder for self-care, giving time to relationships and touch in own life
Parasympathetic “rest & digest” time
Positive engagement with every child
Favorite time of the day!
Teacher’s “calm” in a busy day
Open minded, compassionate class
Routine oriented (organization)
Breaks from academics
Teachers students respect, acceptance of all (inclusive
Improves class scores
A break from teaching that settles the children while still instructing without being rigid.
Classroom management skills that are pleasant.
Creates better group dynamics