Mindfulness Classroom Games

  It’s getting to be that time of year.  The days are getting longer, the temperature is a little warmer, the students are squirming in their seats a little more quickly.  Sometimes this is exactly when having some extra tools in your toolbox may save you a little stress.     To help fill that toolbox, here are some mindfulness classroom games that you can play at school (or at home) that may help everyone involved practice mindfulness while providing the added benefit of stress reduction (and have...

Who’s Ready for Some Fun?

This month’s happiness focus is a big deal for me. You see, I’m not too crazy.  I’m not overly adventurous.  I’m often found feeling like I’m the fun police trying to ruin everyone’s good time with my serious schedule and never-ending to do list.   Adventurous is watching a movie on Friday night and crawling into bed at 9 to read my book instead of at 8 (like on most other nights!).   Going to bed early and being organized is one thing, but I often find myself...