Parents and teachers agree that students are at all time high risk for anxiety. Anxiety from tests, from peer pressure, from societal pressure and from home pressure. ClassDojo is a brilliant app developed to specifically help students reduce anxiety and feel calmer in life. On May 10th, 2019 ClassDojo opened up their app to students around the world with their global mindfulness lesson.
The app uses exercises that take approximately ten to fifteen minutes to help students slow down and listen and learn. The app uses audio messaging to guide students through mindfulness exercises. This particular free global mindfulness lesson was engineered by the Director of the Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence and the author of “Permission to Feel” Marc Brackett.
These lessons were created with the goal of helping students learn how to use mindfulness properly. Mindfulness allows students to stay in the moment and focus on the present. This helps eliminate worry from focusing too much on the past or the future. It helps lower depression rates and stress. It helps students learn how to listen to their feelings and control their breathing. Students who learn mindfulness report feeling happier and less stressed.