Thursday, April 14, 2011

second presentation

rachel shaw the bay school the mind unplugged

kids think of technology differently.

We don't teach them how to pay attention, we just tell them to pay attention.

Mediation is a path to pay attention. In brain research Monks have an area of the brain that is used more because of their meditation practice than other people. So at the bay school we meditate.

The bay school started 7 years ago. He had a vision of a secular high school that took religion seriously. We have a buddhist priest as our chaplain. We have meditation every morning. It is within our curriculum. We aren't a magical high school, but it is something inherent in the school culture. it's like prayer. For us it is mindfulness. Many teachers start their classes with meditation.

We will now try meditiation.

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