Mindful Breathing Basics

Practicing mindful breathing for a few minutes every day gives you an evidenced based tool to help you eliminate stress and stay focused on tasks. The exercises we will practice  can be used regularly in classrooms and personal mindful breathing practices at home! Follow these tips to help you during your mindful breathing practice:  Put …

I Feel…Name it to Tame it.

Emotions are an essential part of who we are, but they can be messy, complicated, and downright confusing sometimes. Knowing how to name them and talk about them with your students (and yourself!) — is a key part of helping your students develop their social and emotional health. But why do we need to name …

Week 1: Why Mindfulness?

Welp, I am starting a weekly installment of “WHY MINDFULNESS?”. You knew it was coming. I am so passionate about teachers who are teaching mindful minutes, or community circles having their own personal practice. There are so many important reasons why. I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again. If you haven’t explored your …

Mindfulness Resources for Educators

Free App Subscriptions, Research, Articles & More! This is a compilation of mindfulness resources for educators. Just like any skill, mindfulness skills take time to develop. There is a reason it is called a practice. If you are going to teach mindfulness, I recommend having your own daily consistent mindfulness/meditation practice at home. The best …

Meeting the Needs of a Stressed Generation

“Our children are our greatest treasure. They are our future…” Nelson Mandela spoke those words at a march in Pretoria, South Africa, in November of 1997. Twenty-two years later, those words are just as true. As leaders, teachers, parents and, quite frankly, just humans, it is our duty to lead them towards the acknowledgement of …

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