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Do gender differences affect student achievement?
by Linda Egenes

Transcendental Meditation for Women    Translate This Article
30 June 2014

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Writer Linda Egenes explores several initiatives to improve educational achievements for both girls and boys, including single-gender education, as well as gender-specific education.

'One thing is clear: girls and boys alike are struggling with stress today, and stress can make it hard to focus,' she writes. 'Some schools are helping their students experience academic success without stress by introducing the Transcendental Meditation technique. By meditating for a few minutes at the beginning and end of the school day, many children—along with their parents and teachers—are reporting a wide range of positive benefits due to their meditation sessions, from better grades to better behavior to feeling happier.

'Even kids with ADHD—which affects more boys than girls—can be helped by meditating. Here are some comments from kids with ADHD:

' ''TM helped me with my schoolwork, I'm not getting as frustrated with friends, doing my homework better, not getting in as many fights at school, stuff like that.''

' ''I'm more calm, less hyper and more mature than I was before. Now all my friends want me to come over to their house.'' '

Ms Egenes also refers to research, 'a random-assignment controlled study published in 2012 in Mind & Brain, The Journal of Psychiatry (Vol 2, No 1) [that] found improved brain functioning and decreased symptoms of ADHD in students practicing the Transcendental Meditation technique.'

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