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Quiet Time is empowerment, school official says
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6 August 2013
A national education summit about Quiet Time, a programme that allows students time to practise Transcendental Meditation in school every day as part of their education, drew a great deal of interest and support.
The event, held at the Paley Center for Media in New York City, was very well attended—a 'packed audience', one participant commented, reflecting the great interest in the Quiet Time programme with Transcendental Meditation. Transcendental Meditation is the key component, a technique that gives schoolchildren a tool to deal with the pressure in their lives and to focus on learning.
In a new video about the event, the retired superintendent of a west coast school district in the USA speaks about the powerful changes he saw in his district when Quiet Time was adopted.
One of the main problems facing educators today, he said, is the high level of stress that students have to deal with. It is difficult to try to reach a kid who is anxious and under pressure. But Quiet Time with Transcendental Meditation gives students, and teachers, the ability to relieve that stress.
If we want to revolutionize education, he said, 'we are not going to do it with the same old stuff that we've been doing'.
Quiet Time is empowerment, he emphasized. 'You want to empower young people who grew up with nothing? This is the most powerful tool we could give them. This is beyond just an education. This is learning about who you are and what you can be, and the power you have within yourself to be something more than you've ever dreamed of being.'
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∙ Russell Simmons: If you want your kids to learn, teach them to meditate
∙ With an epidemic of stress in schools, Transcendental Meditation may provide a solution
∙ New David Lynch Foundation video shows power of Quiet Time in schools
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