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Room to Breathe

HD   NR Closed Captioning

Russell Long

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About the Movie

Room To Breathe is a surprising story of transformation as struggling kids in a San Francisco public middle school are introduced to the practice of mindfulness meditation. Topping the district in disciplinary suspensions, and with overcrowded classrooms creating a nearly impossible learning environment, overwhelmed administrators are left with stark choices: repeating the cycle of trying to force tuned-out children to listen, or to experiment with timeless inner practices that may provide them with the social, emotional, and attentional skills that they need to succeed. The first question is whether it’s already too late. Confronted by defiance, contempt for authority figures, poor discipline, and more interest in “social” than learning, can a young mindfulness teacher from Berkeley succeed in opening their minds and hearts?

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Room to Breathe

I am a high school teacher and I found this video a must see for educators. With all the technology and fast paced lessons we are bombarded with, mindfulness is a refreshing approach to helping our students.

Inspiring and a must see!

It is with great enthusiasm that I recommend this documentary to educators or anyone else who work with youth. I absolutely loved this and can't wait to tell my fellow co-workers about it. As an educator, I have dream of helping to get mindfulness in schools as an important and viable practice to help our next generation develop the habits proven to relieve the pressures that children face in today’s world, along with the many other benefits it can offer. I have already introduced it to some degree but this got me excited about it's potential with the most difficult of children. I have some classes that have students so much like the ones in this documentary and this gave me great hope and determination. Dee DiGioia, Caring and Courageous Kids

We can all use Room to Breathe

I love this movie. It is both informative and entertaining--a well crafted film. Room to Breathe is useful for anyone who is interested in mindfulness, education/education reform, and/or documentary film.

As an educator, I was glad to see mindfulness being used in the classroom. Before watching the film I didn't realize the impact that mindfulness can have on students' lives, both inside and outside the classroom. The film has inspired me to learn more about how I can implement mindfulness practices in my classroom.

As a former student, I wish mindfulness had been introduced to me while I was in 7th grade!

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  • $12.99
  • Genre: Documentary
  • Released: 2014

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