Teacher Review for Smiling Mind

Great tool to teach meditation!

Leah K.
Technology Training/Integration Specialist
Cobb County School District
Marietta, United States
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My Grades 9, 10, 11, 12
My Subjects English Language Arts, Math, Science, Social Studies, Arts, World Languages, English-Language Learning, Health & Wellness
My Rating
Learning Scores
Engagement
Pedagogy
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My Students Liked It Yes
My Students Learned Yes
I Would Recommend It Yes
Setup Time Less than 5 minutes
Great for Further application
Individual
Knowledge gain
Practice
Great with Advanced learners
ELL
General
Low literacy
Special needs
How I Use It
I will be using this app in my AP Psychology class during our unit on States of Consciousness and I will continue use of it when we get to Motivation, Emotion, and Stress. So far, I have had multiple students test-drive the app, and they love it. The modules on various methods of meditation are easy to use and vary in time from 5 to approximately 15 minutes.
My Take
As a teaching tool in a course that deals with stress and consciousness, Smiling Mind is great. It definitely has potential for use with students who have emotional and behavioral disorders too as a means of calming and refocusing their minds on something more positive. In terms of applications in a regular classroom with other academic subjects, I am not sure that it has much application.