Hyperactivity is something that most teachers have to deal with in the classroom. On some level, there will be students who need help in focusing on the lesson at hand and the activities of their peers. Teachers can help aid students by showing students how they can relax in the classroom. They can introduce breathing techniques to help students calm. Helping students to learn in a hands on way and encouraging students to move is also great.
- For hyperactive students, actively engaging in a learning experience is more educational than sitting at a desk.
- Channel the energy of hyperactive students into useful chores, such as cleaning the classroom.
- Offer rewards to students, such as stickers, diplomas, or healthy treats.
“Mindfulness in schools may sound like mutually exclusive concept, but many teachers have experienced its benefits.”