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...

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...