[Source: Psych Central]
New research finds practicing meditation as part of a school Quiet Time program helps middle school students enhance social-emotional competencies and reduce psychological distress.
Social-emotional learning (SEL) is gaining increased recognition as an important goal of education. Competencies include self-awareness, self-management, social awareness, relationship skills, and goal-directed behavior. Developing these skills may help students perform better academically and enjoy enhanced emotional and social well-being.