Marina Middle School in San Francisco, California, tops the district in disciplinary suspensions. With overcrowded classrooms creating a nearly impossible learning environment, overwhelmed administrators are left with stark choices: repeat the cycle of trying to force tuned-out children to listen, or experiment with timeless inner practices that may provide them with the social, emotional, and attentional skills that they need to succeed. This film trailer gives a glimpse of the surprising transformation of a group of troubled students. "It's like something in your backpack, you know, it's always there - you can just pull it out and use it."


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  • KaZ

    Meditation in schools especially to underserved, high risk and high need students has PROVEN to reduce detentions. Kids are sponges. I have proven that in my classes as a master meditation instructor. I have taught as young as age 4. This is a great

  • marilyn

    I think teaching mindfulness might be the best chance in this era to solve inner chaos living amongst all of us. WHERE is the complete film???

  • Eva

    What inspired you about this video?Where can I see the complete film - I want to know more! Kids will listen when we speak into them, respect their spirits!

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  • What is mindfulness? Find out more and check for screenings of the film, "Room to Breathe."
  • Learn more about Mindful Schools, an organization that integrates mindfulness in education.
  • The next time you are having a bad day, take a few minutes to sit quietly and calm your mind.

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