ClassDojo Brings a Solution to Anxiety

Anxiety is one of the many epidemics rising in today’s world as life gets busier and worse, it is even affecting children. To solve this issue, a new class from the app “ClassDojo” called “Mindfulness Moment” was released on the 10th of May 2019. 

“Mindfulness Moment” is a practice of 10 to 15 minutes of breathing exercises and focusing on silence and clarity. As shown in an article from hitechchronicle.com, only 5.4 percent of children in America were diagnosed with anxiety by 2003. The number, however, went up to 8.4 by 2011 and has not slowed down. By today the number has gone higher than 10 percent in children under 18 treated for anxiety. 

However, the results of the “Mindful Moment” have proved to be promising. From an article on prnewswire.com, there was a screening of 3000 parents and 2,500 teachers. 92 percent of teachers say their students have experienced anxiety, and with two-thirds of parents and teachers practicing with their kids, 96 percent found the lessons beneficial. 63 percent handled their emotions, 42 percent were calmer36 percent were happier, 31 percent had greater focus, and 28 percent with increased empathy.

With the combined efforts of ClassDojo, the Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence, and Beyond Shame Beyond Stigma, these results show a brighter future for everyone with a “Mindful Moment.”

Educational App Classdojo

In a society obsessed with electronics and cell phones would it be beneficial to use an app for education? Classdojo is an app that focuses on better education for children. The app allows teachers to share updates of what is happening in their classes. They are able to chart what each kid is doing and their behavior whether its positive or negative. They can take videos and message parents whenever they need to. This service is provided in over 180 countries. After positive results in surveys, the company decided to take a new adventure and start what’s called a “mindfulness lesson.” 

Starting on May the 10th, all teachers were required to start their class with a mindfulness lesson, which a guided meditation. The mindfulness lesson lasts about 15 minutes and teaching children the power of being still. In his own words, “The vision of the company is, in the end, to give every child on earth an education they love,” says cofounder and CEO Sam Chaudhary. Their lessons include; ClassDojo’s lesson titles are largely self-explanatory. There’s Mindful Moment, Mindful Breathing, Focused Feet, Mindful Listening, Body Scan, and Mindful Countdown. It’s been very beneficial to students, parents, and teacher.