Peace of Mind has carried out three years of perceived impact studies at 6 schools in the Washington DC area using The Peace of Mind Curriculum. We are pleased to share the results with you here.
Evaluation at Lafayette Elementary School, Washington D.C., our home school.
“ALMOST UNIVERSALLY, TEACHERS AND STUDENTS REPORT PEACE CLASS HELPS STUDENTS GET ALONG BETTER WITH AND BE KINDER TO OTHERS. IN ADDITION, APPROXIMATELY THREE QUARTERS OF STUDENTS AND TEACHERS REPORT PEACE CLASS HELPS STUDENTS BE MORE READY TO LEARN IN THE CLASSROOM.”
Student and Parent Surveys were carried out again in School Year 2017-2018 by Peace of Mind staff, confirming earlier findings.
“THE MAJORITY OF STUDENTS FIND THAT THE SKILLS THEY HAVE LEARNED IN PEACE CLASS CONTRIBUTE “A LOT” OR “A WHOLE LOT” TO HELPING THEM PAY ATTENTION IN CLASS, GET ALONG BETTER WITH OTHERS, AND STAY CALM WHEN THEY ARE ANGRY OR STRESSED.”
PILOT SCHOOL EVALUATION: 2016-2017
“AFTER PARTICIPATING IN WEEKLY PEACE OF MIND CLASSES FOR ONE SCHOOL YEAR, ..STUDENTS PERCEIVED BENEFITS IN THE AREAS OF MINDFULNESS PRACTICE, SOCIAL INTERACTIONS, FOCUSING ATTENTION AND MANAGING ANGER.”
PILOT SCHOOL EVALUATION: 2017-2018
“TEACHERS WERE VERY ENTHUSIASTIC ABOUT THE USEFULNESS OF THE POM PROGRAM TO THEMSELVES AND THE CHILDREN IN THEIR CLASSROOMS, PARTICULARLY RELATIVE TO OTHER SEL CURRICULA.”