Denver Public Schools “Mindfulness” class teaches gratitude, appreciation of surroundings

Charlie spoke during a “Mindfulness” class at the southeast Denver elementary school that emphasizes creative problem-solving and critical thinking among its 290 students. Mindfulness — paying attention on purpose without judgment — is being taught in thousands of schools, board rooms and offices across the country. The benefits of mindfulness have been published in research by the University of North Carolina, Carnegie Melon University and the National Institutes of Health.