Updated: Jan 6
4 Ways The Scholastic Network incorporates mindfulness into your school’s Visual Communication Strategy on a daily basis.
Mindfulness is a state of active, open attention to the present. This state is described as observing one’s thoughts and feelings without judging them as good or bad. Mindfulness is an important part of education in schools today and Visual Communication can help students remember to be mindful. Here are four ways The Scholastic Network works in schools and districts to bring important and relevant information to students about being mindful.
1. Train the Mind ®: Train The Mind ® is an exclusive partnership that focuses on sport psychology, positive mindset and mental performance training for students and athletes. Train the Mind provides free content through The Scholastic Network’s content library to promote the health and well-being of every student, every athlete and every kid, on and off the field, through mental skills training.
2. Nutrition: Visually stimulating information about topics like nutrition provide guidance and reminders about healthy eating. Vibrant photos & fun videos engage students and reinforce healthy eating habits. Nutrition isn’t just about food. Visual communications also showcase that it’s okay to slow down - without distractions like a smartphone - to enjoy a meal with friends and engage in conversations. This brings healthy mindful habits to the forefront each day for students.
3. Social Emotional Learning: The Scholastic Network creates engaging content geared towards educating students on important social topics that are relevant to their age group. This includes topics like Mental Health, Anti-Bullying & Kindness messages. Through this thoughtful process, the messaging creates an environment that is geared toward growing, learning and being mindful of issues that affect them everyday.
4. Self Improvement and Wellness: Students benefit greatly from gentle reminders about taking care of themselves and participating in their own wellness like spending time outdoors, breathing & finding creative outlets that they enjoy. Visual communications reminding students to connect with the present moment, get outside and indulge in their passions help mindfulness exist in everyday life.
Connect with us to learn more about how to build a mindful Visual Communications strategy and start encouraging mental wellness, nutrition & social emotional learning with your students today.