How does TM help you to be focused?” a 6th-grader asked Tony Nader, M.D., Ph.D., M.A.R.R., the MIT- and Harvard-trained neuroscientist and head of the international TM organizations. He was visiting the student’s class at Sacred Heart School in Lake Worth, Florida, a pre-K to 8th-grade school of 250 students.

Last summer, 10 faculty and staff, or half the middle-school staff, learned the Transcendental Meditation® (TM®) technique. Subsequently, the entire 6th grade, consisting of 27 students, started the TM-based “Quiet Time” program at the beginning of the year.

Sacred Heart is a private Catholic school, with 95 percent of its students on scholarship and 75 percent in families that are financially challenged. Principal Candy Tamposi, the main driver behind introducing the TM technique at the school, is working to raise additional funding so that the rest of the school can take advantage of this highly effective program for student, staff, and faculty enrichment.

Catch a glimpse of this pioneering school and enjoy Dr. Nader’s delightful interaction and response to students’ questions  in this short video (1:20).

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