SEL Awardee

Katharine Hinkle

Innovation Academy Charter School
Tyngsboro, MA
“We are seeking to pilot three virtual reality 'relaxation stations' in different settings in our school. These stations will be equipped to allow students to immerse themselves in a relaxing setting with the option of doing short guided meditations. We are hoping to both decrease acute moments of anxiety that can lead to students missing class time as well as ubiquitous stress that can detract from the learning experience. Our hope is that these relaxation strategies will provide another tool that our students can utilize to increase their ability to attend school by identifying and regulating their emotions and managing anxiety.”
Tags: Charter School, High School, Mindfulness, Suburban, Teacher, Use of Space