Exam Prep Engages Mind and Body in Hun Middle School

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In preparation for midterm examinations, students in The Hun Middle School have been preparing both their minds and bodies for testing days. Beyond the teacher-guided review sessions of content and strategies, School counselors and faculty advisors have held Mind-Body sessions to demonstrate how nutrition, sleep, and exercise all contribute to academic success.

Hun Middle School students engaged in yoga during their mid-term examination preparations, in which they practiced breathing techniques and stretching to help calm their minds.

Hun Middle School students engaged in yoga during their mid-term examination preparations.

Testing is a great way for teachers to assess both skills and understanding, but it shouldn’t come at the cost of sleeplessness or anxiety.

In preparation for midterm examinations, students in The Hun Middle School have been preparing both their minds and bodies for testing days. Beyond the teacher-guided review sessions of content and strategies, School counselors and faculty advisors have held Mind-Body sessions to demonstrate how nutrition, sleep, and exercise all contribute to academic success. This year, two days were set aside in the exam schedule to allow for guided student sessions and relaxation activities such as yoga, board games, and basketball.

“Testing is a great way for teachers to assess both skills and understanding, but it shouldn’t come at the cost of sleeplessness or anxiety,” explained Assistant Middle School Head Amy Kolman. “We aligned our examinations to take place before our winter break, and then intentionally built these Advisory Review days into the schedule in order to give our students optimal conditions for performance. This way, we can teach our students how to truly prepare holistically, before enjoying a well earned break with family.”

About The Hun School of Princeton:    
The Hun School of Princeton is a co-educational, private day and boarding school in Princeton, New Jersey. Individual attention and strong student-faculty relationships are the hallmarks of the School. On the 45-acre campus between Philadelphia and New York City, student-centered, hands-on learning prepare students for the global community in which they will live and work. The Hun School is comprised of 630 students in its Middle School, Upper School, and Postgraduate Program. The Hun School is home to students from twenty-three countries and eighteen states.

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