Mindful Manners

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Fifth-grade classes at Idle Hour Elementary School recently welcomed former student and current mindful educator Erin McManus-Goeke as she shared strategies with them throughout a three-week program, demonstrating to the students what your body can do when a person is mindful.

The simple techniques offered in Mindful Education recognize the connection between classroom behavior, self-esteem and academic performance, while the training aids in stress management and develops increased empathy toward others.  The program also seeks to help students develop stress-coping skills and improved self-esteem.

During the workshop, Mrs. McManus-Goeke talked about her own challenges at school, both in the classroom and as an athlete, and how she went on to excel in all areas.