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ERIC Number: EJ1173110
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018
Pages: 8
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-1940-4476
The Impact of Mindfulness Training on Middle Grades Students' Office Discipline Referrals
Martinez, Tonnie; Zhao, Yuanyuan
RMLE Online: Research in Middle Level Education, v41 n3 p1-8 2018
Young adolescents who experience stress may also exhibit negative behaviors at school. Students whose misbehavior causes an interruption to classroom learning may be sent to the office and, as a result, lose instructional time and learning. The goal of this quasi-experimental pilot study was to determine if mindfulness training would decrease the number of office discipline referrals for middle grades students with a high number of office discipline referrals. The treatment required students to use a Muse brain-sensing headband paired with an app to train them to focus on calming and self-regulating behaviors. Data analysis indicated a statistically significant correlation between using the headband for 3 min a week and a lower number of times students were sent to the office for behavior redirection. Research with a larger sample size is recommended.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Grade 7
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Language: English
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