UW-Madison helps students learn through well-being exercise

Wisconsin elementary-school teachers are incorporating simple mental exercises in the classroom to promote well-being, thanks to a partnership between the Madison Metropolitan School District and the Center for Healthy Minds at the Waisman Center, University of Wisconsin-Madison.

The Center worked with fifth-grade classroom teachers and other personnel at Glendale Elementary in Madison, Wis., during the 2014-15 school year, sharing practices with teachers and students to improve attention and students’ emotion regulation skills.

Education experts at the Center are finding diverse ways to share these skills with kids, including songs and pop culture.

Produced by Justin Bomberg and Peter Kleppin