Elementary School Pilot Program Replaces Detention With Yoga

Elementary School Pilot Program Replaces Detention With Yoga


BETTER FORECASTING BY PROVIDING IMAGES. IT IS EXPECTED TO BE IN POSITION LATER THIS YEAR. COMING TOGETHER FOR COLORADO MEANS STEPPING UP TO HELP THOSE IN OUR COMMUNITY. THAT CAN COME IN DIFFERENT WAYS. THEY RECENTLY AWARDED GRANTS TO SCHOOLS TO TEACH KIDS SOCIAL AND EMOTIONAL SKILLS. JOE MADE A VISIT TO ONE SCHOOL WHO HAVE DETENTION TO HELP STUDENTS. WE ARE IN THE AUDITORIUM. INSTEAD OF PUTTING KIDS IN DETENTION, THEY ARE PUTTING THEM IN YOGA POSES AND TEACHING THEM MINDFULNESS. THESE ARE SKILLS THEY CAN USE WHEN CONFLICT COMES. LAYDOWN. I TEACH CHILDREN THE PRACTICE OF YOGA AND MEDITATION. FOR THE SCHOOL, THIS IS ABOUT REEVALUATING THE WAY THEY DISCIPLINE. THEY DON’T TAKE IT EASY ON THE KIDS. YOGA AND MEDITATION ARE NOT NECESSARY EASY. IT IS CHALLENGING. IT IS USEFUL THOUGH. WHAT IS MORE IMPORTANT, PUNISHING KIDS OR TEACHING THEM SKILLS THAT THEY CAN USE IN LIGHT. THIS WAY THEY DON’T MAKE THE SAME MISTAKE AGAIN. SKILLS THAT TRANSCEND THE CLASSROOM. YOU CAN DO YOGA AND PRACTICE YOGA ANYWHERE ANYTIME. MAYBE WHEN THEY ARE RIDING THEIR BIKES GOT THEY CAN TAKE DEEP BREATH. ALL OF THEIR CLASSES ARE IMPORTANT, BUT ALSO WE ARE IN THE BUSINESS OF TEACHING KIDS SOCIAL EMOTIONAL SKILLS THAT THEY CAN USE FOR LIFE. WE TEACH THEM HOW TO SOLVE PROBLEMS AND DEAL WITH THEIR FEELINGS. EACH WEEK WE FIND THE KIDS