Benefits for the Teacher

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

Less stress

Better listeners

Open minded, compassionate class

Safe space

Decreased aggression

Increased attention

Routine oriented (organization)

Breaks from academics

Teachers students respect, acceptance of all (inclusive

Increase JOY 

Improves class scores

Acceptance/understanding

A break from teaching that settles the children while still instructing without being rigid.

Classroom management skills that are pleasant.

Creates better group dynamics