Free Guide! Creating Mindful Classrooms!

As a special kickoff to the new school year, here's a free guide to help integrate mindfulness into your classrooms for both you and your students!  These exercises are for both you and your students, only take a few minutes and can be integrated into any classroom.  Print out the free guide and put it somewhere in your room as a reminder! FOR THE TEACHER Try these quick activities to create some mindful moments for yourself throughout your day. 3 Breaths At intermittent points throughout your day (like between...

Make the Rest of Your Days Count this Summer!

Everyone who knows I’m a teacher likes to ask me how I’m doing about going back to school about half way through the summer.  I swear, after the 4th of July, neighbors, friends and family members ask me when I go back and how I’m feeling about it.  It used to get in my head.  It used to stress me out.  If you are growing tired about having those questions pummeled at you throughout the late summer months, here are some techniques to try to...

Building Community is a Great Way to Build Health

  You may not equate community building and health building, but one simple way to build well being is to build relationships in your community.  Your community could be any group that you are a part of: church, school, neighborhood, etc.     So just as community building in our classrooms helps to create better relationships, lessen classroom management occurrences and provide students with a feeling of safety and security, building community relationships outside of school can help to create those same benefits in our lives.     We understand...