Whether you are learning mitosis, marketing, or metal-jewelry making, read on for tips to make your learning stick! (*if you’re the parent of a teen, you may want to share this with them)
We may remember him as Mork, Mrs. Doubtfire, Peter Pan, or the Genie, but for me, Robin Williams will always be Mr. Keating. I first watched Dead Poets Society in high school. It’s one of those movies that stays with you, isn’t it? Its embrace of youthful idealism and romanticism entranced me as a teenager. […]
Teaching is amazing. And hard. Mindfulness is a valuable tool for teachers as we do this difficult work. Get started with these mantras for teachers!
My son started kindergarten this year, and I was THRILLED (to say the least) to learn that his teacher is introducing the kids to a different mindful breathing practice each week. (The breathing strategies are from the Conscious Discipline model developed by Dr. Becky Bailey). For a while now, my son and I have ended […]
Probably the number one search query that leads people to my site is a variation on “how do I teach mindfulness to kids?” Which is FANTASTIC because our children need mindfulness. We ask them to pay attention! and calm down! … and we don’t really teach them how to actually DO either of those things! […]
Go see Inside Out. And then read this list of activities to do and conversations to have with your kids!
I am leaving the classroom empowered, not embittered. I am leaving the classroom not because I think the system is so broken or dysfunctional that I have to escape, but because I know I can transform it.
This I believe— my not-quite-a-manifesto
A summary of the latest research findings about the power of mindfulness in schools!