After morning announcements, thousands of Cincinnati-area students are beginning their school days with four minutes of quiet reflection and music to help start their day. This is Mindful Music Moments, a program created by Cincinnatian Stacy Sims, an author, educator and playwright whose career has been defined by a series of inventive programs intended to encourage meaningful social engagement.
The program traces its beginnings to a daily mindfulness program Sims created for Cincinnati’s Academy of World Languages. It was designed to help with reducing, anxiety and depression and challenging behavior.
Read the full article by David Lyman, Special to Cincinnati Enquirer, Just four minutes can change your kid’s school day.