Title

Student Perceptions Regarding Alternate Forms of Free Time/Mindfulness

Date of Award

Summer 6-23-2021

Document Type

Project (696 or 796 registration)

Degree Name

Master of Science in Curriculum & Instruction

Department

Graduate Studies

Committee Chair

Aaron Peterson

Abstract

ABSTRACT

The purpose of this study was to look at student’s perceptions of alternate forms of free time such as mindfulness. Mindfulness was implemented into my classroom over a week period of time. Baseline data was collected prior to and after the week of mindfulness in the classroom. The students in this study completed a survey each day that gave their perceptions of school on that day. The study showed that when mindfulness was implemented into the classroom setting, students had a better perception of school than during the baseline weeks when there were no alternate forms of free time such as mindfulness implemented. My findings show that when students have interventions such as mindfulness available to them each day, it affects their mood and perceptions of school in a positive way, in turn, affecting their academics positively as well.

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