No One Will Schedule Self-Care, but You!

A great definition for self-care are things that no one can do for you, but you. We are rapidly nearing the end of the school year and work will bring enough of its own challenges.  This time lends itself to focus on self-care for many reasons but most importantly, it may help balance the tremendous workload the end of the school year brings.   Furthermore there is a sense of finality at the end of the year where teachers may find it easier to schedule those moments...

Add a Little “Calm” to Your Classroom

We are all looking for ways to add some calm to our classrooms.   Well, look no further than this *free* opportunity a friend shared with  me at the beginning of this school year.  The "Calm" app has announced it's launching The Calm Classroom Initiative.  This initiative strives to "[offer] every teacher in the world free access to Calm and to empower teachers with mindfulness tools and resources they can use to help kids learn this new skill."   Check out this post to learn more about Calm.   In addition to...

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...