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This elementary school replaced detention with yoga — And it worked

from School Leaders Now

When principal Jodie Carrigan looked at the data for detention at her school, she noticed a pattern. Week after week, the same children were being sent to detention. It was clear to Carrigan and the rest of Doull Elementary School's senior leadership team that this consequence wasn't really changing students’ behavior. Doull administrators decided to get creative and try something totally different — why not offer yoga sessions, called "after-school reflection," instead? With a grant from Denver Public Schools, the school hired an experienced children's yoga instructor. Students who would've been sent to detention were, instead, asked to take yoga. more


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