A Gift

Thanks to a generous grant from the Bauta family in 2017, Tower has resources dedicated to building a more mindful community. The grant includes funding for professional development training, monthly mindfulness classes for teachers and a speaker series event for teachers and parents.

For some teachers, practicing mindfulness has been a new experience; others have been incorporating mindfulness into their classrooms, morning routines or club offerings for years. As all teachers learn more about mindfulness and how to teach others, our students' opportunities for mindfulness practice grow.

Adults and children benefit from taking time to quiet their thoughts and to focus attention to their breathing. Scientific research confirms that students who practice mindfulness are more attentive, productive and emotionally sound.

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Second graders often begin the day with time for their mindfulness practice. They focus on their thoughts and intuition, using kind words with themselves, sending kindness and friendship outward to others, and setting a positive intention for the day ahead.