On Thursday, October 11th, Ms. Burdick, 7th grade English teacher at Fisher Middle School launched her first Meditation Room during lunch as part of a school-wide initiative to bring meditation and mindfulness into the classroom. In her first session, twelve boys participated in a mindfulness activity, followed by a guided meditation. On Friday, October 12th, nine girls participated in a session which followed a similar format.
The Meditation Room will run twice a week during lunch. Students will learn about the importance of mindfulness and meditation, as well as the many benefits, including increased concentration, decreased anxiety, calming practices, and more. Each session ends with a quick Tai Chi stretch to work on balance and breathing.