Whilst no mute buttons were requested (by students that is, teachers may have a different view), we wanted to share some of their thoughts;
“At school I have to do things when it’s their time…you have to wait for other people. At home I could keep going and go ahead when I want to.”
“Mediting. When it all got frustrating, I could do the mediting.”
I asked; “Did you find meditating helpful?”
“No..” she politely answered; “That’s the different one, this one works and helped me.”
“My computer helped. And my headphones, so all the others didn’t interrupt me.”
“It made me better at schoolwork if I practised it.”
It appears to be a theme of positive learning experiences when children are able to manage some of the parts that help them, especially if they’ve had input to which parts.