Baylor profs using meditation, reflection to boost students’ focus

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Some Baylor University professors have found that setting aside class time for meditation or personal reflection helps students become more focused for lessons.

A core of about 20 professors is using a variety of contemplative practices like mediation, keeping a journal or chanting in the classrooms, which they say boosts students’ concentration in class and critical thinking skills in discussing course material.

The group, called the Baylor Contemplatives, teaches subjects like art, theology, science and business.

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