[Editor’s Note: This article was first published on the TCEA TechNotes blog.]

Mindfulness, meaning mental presence and reflection, is a popular practice across the U.S., incorporating tools to help people think clearly and critically, calm their minds, and be more productive.

Many teachers also believe mindfulness can help students feel more relaxed and focused, not to mention make them less likely to engage in disruptive behavior than those who don’t meditate or undertake other mindfulness practices. Research shows that mindfulness practices can have a generally positive effect on students, though it’s not yet clear whether...

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    Kayla Matthews is an edtech journalist whose work has been featured in InformationWeek, Noodle, InnovateMySchool, and VentureBeat. To see more of her writing, visit Productivity Bytes or follow her on Twitter.