Brian Resnick | Vox
The juniors and seniors in the international baccalaureate class at Eastern Senior High School in Washington, DC, are stressed out. I asked Raven Wright, a senior, to list all the things she has deal with in a given day. Be on time. Homework. Applications. Scholarship essays. Two jobs: Chipotle and Macy’s. Mentoring a younger student. Driving lessons. Exhausting.
Once a week for a semester, as part of their IB philosophy class, Wright and her classmates take a break from classwork to meditate.
At 8:45 am, during first period, they sit so quietly that all you can hear is the whirl of computer fans . . .