The David Lynch Foundation Quiet Time Program in San Francisco Schools

The David Lynch Foundation Quiet Time Program in San Francisco Schools

Here’s a recently produced inspiring 7-minute video showing the benefits of the Quiet Time program for students, teachers, and administrators at Visitation Valley Middle School, and other schools in the San Francisco Unified School District in California. Principal James Dierke and Superintendent Carlos Garcia are featured.

Here’s another previously posted video and article, with links to more: Meditation for Students: Results of the David Lynch Foundation’s Quiet Time/TM Program in San Francisco Schools | The San Francisco Examiner—Meditation program mends troubled Visitacion Valley Middle School.

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One Response to “The David Lynch Foundation Quiet Time Program in San Francisco Schools”

  1. Retired Principal James Dierke writes about “a Quiet Revolution” that took place in his school | The Uncarved Blog Says:

    […] A Quiet Transformation by Jim Dierke (pages 14-17) tells the story of what took place in Visitacion Valley Middle School when he was principal. Stress not only contributes to violence and behavior issues, it impacts focus and memory, fundamentally impairing a child’s ability to learn and make good decisions. Dierke’s decision to implement the Quiet Time program transformed the lives of hundreds of students, teachers, staff, and the school as a whole. As a result of the dramatic turnaround, James S. Dierke was selected as the NASSP National Middle School Principal of the Year in 2008. The program was so successful, the Superintendent implemented the Quiet Time Program in a few other schools in their district. See this video and others mentioned at the end of the post: The David Lynch Foundation Quiet Time Program in San Francisco Schools. […]

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