Overstressed, overworked, college-obsessed students at Bethesda’s prestigious Walt Whitman High School will receive “mindfulness” training during class hours to help them relax and focus.
The eight-week pilot project represents pretty much the opposite of everything Whitman is known for. Students there are so preoccupied with brightening their résumés that they became the subject of a 2005 book, “The Overachievers: The Secret Lives of Driven Kids.”
Nevertheless, the plan has drawn remarkably strong support from much of the school community, beginning with Principal Alan Goodwin. Minds is featured in this Washington Post article. Read the full article here