Violence Rate Down 50% and Grades Up with TM in AZ School | David Lynch Foundation
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“In the hallways you could hear a pin drop. When they come out of the meditation, they’re more ready to learn.” –Linda Rosenbury, Principal, Brooklyn Urban Garden Charter School
This video features the Transcendental Meditation and Quiet Time program at Aspire Ollin Preparatory Academy which began in 2012. Its goal is to reduce stress and improve learning ability.
Jennifer Garcia, Principal: “Everybody who walks through this door to serve kids, really believes in their heart that they are serving kids.”
Keith Drucker, 8th Grade Humanities Teacher: “Kids have a lot going on these days. Stress is definitely a factor in whether they’re learning or not learning. Our goal is to show that our students are as capable as any other individual.”
Betzaida, student: “My anxiety has reduced, and now if you look at my grades, I have A’s. Mostly A’s and two B’s.”
Andrea, student: “I used to get very nervous for tests, and headaches. With TM, I see a difference: I’m calmer, I feel better.”
Dalilah: “I do dance, I sing, act, model. TM helps me manage all that. I get the rest I need and it helps me focus in class.”
Darnell: “I used to feel like people will mess with me and I get distracted. Since I learned TM, I feel peaceful and calm. I’m participating now.”
Keith: “Since they started TM, they get our goal, and they want to do their best.”
Katie Spencer, 7th Grade Education Specialist: “Having a calmer class, and having a calmer teacher is always good.”
Timothy Gomez, 9th Grade Writing Teacher: “Anyone will tell you, behavior has been amazing since they brought the Quiet Time program.”
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The David Lynch Foundation brings stress-reducing Transcendental Meditation to at-risk, high-stress populations such as veterans suffering from post-traumatic stress, kids in inner-city schools, the homeless, and Native Americans. Transcendental Meditation is the most thoroughly researched and widely practiced meditation technique.
The students of New Village Charter High School come from extremely troubled situations. Many have parents who are in prison or have been deported, have given birth before high school, or have been sexually and physically abused. As one teacher says, “They have these unbelievably difficult stories… you couldn’t even fit them into a lifetime for most people and these girls have already experienced them by 15.” The school implemented the Quiet Time Program to give them a tool to combat their traumatic stress.
For more information on the Quiet Time Program and the David Lynch Foundation, please visit http://www.davidlynchfoundation.org/
For more information on how to learn the Transcendental Meditation technique please visit http://www.tm.org?leadsource=CRM1262
… promotiing the Quiet Time Program in schools. Please visit Center for Wellness and Achievement in Education.