“We took all of the lowest performing students and put them into one special class… that class is now above the highest performing class that we have… The data’s there.”— Margaret Brissett-Bolt, Principal Holy Trinity High School Jamaica, Former Official of the Ministry of Education, Leading Jamaican Educator
Improving Student and School Performance, Reducing Violence, Giving Hope, Creating a New Model for Jamaican Education
The David Lynch Foundation and the Jamaica Foundation for Consciousness-Based Education are working with schools, educational leaders, parents, and community organizations to:
• Improve school climate and academic outcomes
• Bring the healing effects of the TM technique to highly challenged students from broken homes and stress-ridden, violent neighborhoods
• Empower students to become the best that they can be
• Implement a student and school development program which can effectively solve Jamaica’s educational crisis
• Create the first, permanent, Consciousness-Based Education program in Jamaica and the Caribbean, and establish a permanent peace-creating group for the Caribbean Nations
Big Fish Blog David Lynch MA in Film Students Meet David Lynch and Jim Carrey Author Sudevi Mossé Published On Jun 3, 2015 CategoryBig Fish BlogMedia & Communications The students of the David Lynch MA in film went to Los Angeles this month and met with David Lynch and Jim Carrey …. https://www.mum.edu/blog/category/catching-the-big-fish-blog/
“The results also revealed some good news for Gove’s flagship free schools programme, with an unorthodox free school in west Lancashire achieving some outstanding GCSE results.
The Maharishi Free School near Skelmersdale was fifth among non-selective state schools with 61% of its pupils gaining A* or A grades in art and design.
Its curriculum includes three periods of meditation each day for pupils, which headteacher Derek Cassells said was part of the reason for the school’s excellent results in art.”
And for those of you who speak French this is a nice review of our Maharishi School in England (and another special school on a boat).
Thanks to Graham Woollcombe.
Now let us have a quick look at one of the larger coherence creating groups in the world: Maharishi University of Management (MUM) in Fairfield, Iowa. Although MUM is situated in Iowa, the school itself has a diversely mixed population both racially and culturally. MUM has students from many countries, and certainly a wide variety of both ages and experience as well.
But the unique and most important feature is the shared experience of self-development in a Consciousness-Based Education environment. So even though people come to MUM from a wide variety of backgrounds, there is a great feeling of commonality, of trust, and of connection from the most basic field of one’s own consciousness, which everyone at MUM is daily both experiencing and cultivating.