Clifford Hill writes that contemplative practices “facilitate mindfulness in students, which can be characterized as the capacity to concentrate on the ‘here and now.’ For example, students may become more attentive in the classroom or more focused on what they are reading.”*
Luckily, sitting meditation is only one form of contemplative practice. The Tree at the website for The Center for Contemplative Mind in Society presents a variety of activities that foster contemplation.
Hill, Clifford. Introduction: Contemplative Practices and Education. Teachers College Record Volume 108 Number 9, 2006, p. 1723-1732
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