Can in-school meditation help curb youth violence?

“Morales, the Gage Park teacher, said, “As a teacher, I’ve seen a transformation of how we, how I, handle conflict in the classroom.”

Morales, 57, initially was skeptical of the meditation program, doubting that such a practice would make much difference at a school such as Gage Park. Morales said he thought program and school officials were “naive” to believe the program would resonate with students, and he said he expressed his reservations.

But slowly, Morales began to see the upside with students, and himself.”