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Eight weeks to a better brain

Eight weeks to a better brain | Meditation in the Classroom | Scoop.it
Meditation study shows changes associated with awareness, stress | Harvard researchers at Massachusetts General Hospital find that participating in an eight-week mindfulness meditation program appears to make measurable changes in brain regions associated with memory, sense of self, empathy, and stress.

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another article in the long line of observations in the field with data to support implementation of meditation in the classroom.

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Is meditation associated with altered brain structure? A systematic review and meta-analysis of morphometric neuroimaging in meditation practitioners.

Numerous studies have begun to address how the brain's gray and white matter may be shaped by meditation. This research is yet to be integrated, however, and two fundamental questions remain: Is meditation associated with altered brain structure? If so, what is the magnitude of these differences? To address these questions, we reviewed and meta-analyzed 123 brain morphology differences from 21 neuroimaging studies examining ∼300 meditation practitioners. Anatomical likelihood estimation (ALE) meta-analysis found eight brain regions consistently altered in meditators, including areas key to meta-awareness (frontopolar cortex/BA 10), exteroceptive and interoceptive body awareness (sensory cortices and insula), memory consolidation and reconsolidation (hippocampus), self and emotion regulation (anterior and mid cingulate; orbitofrontal cortex), and intra- and interhemispheric communication (superior longitudinal fasciculus; corpus callosum). Effect size meta-analysis (calculating 132 effect sizes from 16 studies) suggests a global 'medium' effect size (Cohen's d¯=0.46; r¯=.19). Publication bias and methodological limitations are strong concerns, however. Further research using rigorous methods is required to definitively link meditation practice to altered brain morphology.


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What’s Up with QR Codes: Best Tools & Some Clever Ideas - Learning in Hand

What’s Up with QR Codes: Best Tools & Some Clever Ideas - Learning in Hand | Meditation in the Classroom | Scoop.it
QR (Quick Response) codes can make classrooms more efficient and interactive. Instead of typing in a web address, a student can open an app and point his or her device’s camera at the code and walk away with a website, audio, or video open in his or her web browser. QR codes store information in an image made up of tiny squares, and anyone can create them.

It’s been a couple years since I blogged about QR codes so it’s time for some updated information.

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Keeping QR codes in the loop

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Judih Weinstein Haggai's curator insight, September 26, 2014 1:05 AM

keeping QR codes in the loop

Norton Gusky's curator insight, September 26, 2014 7:10 AM

Great tips on tools and and ways to use QR codes.

Joaquín Ballester's curator insight, September 26, 2014 12:09 PM

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Mindfulness in Education

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Here  is a summary of how to use mindfulness in the classroom and the benefits of this technique:

How would you like to teach your students a simple technique that improves their ability to lea...

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Judih Weinstein Haggai's curator insight, September 24, 2014 10:47 AM

A practical list of suggestions - how to use mindfulness in the classroom. worth a read!

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The Search for Solitude in an internet of things

The Search for Solitude in an internet of things | Meditation in the Classroom | Scoop.it
The internet is already a threat to quiet contemplation – but could the internet of things herald a return to solitude?

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Teach our students how to intentionally tune out from the constant alarms of net-life.

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Judih Weinstein Haggai's curator insight, July 22, 2015 9:13 PM

Reclaiming our right to quiet time, without constant pings, bloops or other alarms from our net alerts.

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On Yoga and Teaching Writing

On Yoga and Teaching Writing | Meditation in the Classroom | Scoop.it
What faculty members could learn from yoga instructors.

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Boulder County workout: Integral Yoga - The Daily Camera

Boulder County workout: Integral Yoga - The Daily Camera | Meditation in the Classroom | Scoop.it
Boulder County workout: Integral Yoga
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What is the workout? Slow, very traditional yoga that harks back to the original lineage of yoga as a form of moving meditation. Integral Yoga is subtle, focused, noncompetitive and relaxing.
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I love this approach to doing yoga - peaceful, eyes closed, awareness of breath.

Too bad it's far from where I live!

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Meditation: The Anti-Habit That Is the Ultimate Healthy Habit - Huffington Post

Meditation: The Anti-Habit That Is the Ultimate Healthy Habit - Huffington Post | Meditation in the Classroom | Scoop.it
Meditation: The Anti-Habit That Is the Ultimate Healthy Habit
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You've probably heard: meditation will improve your life.
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More research about incorporating meditation into our daily rituals

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