Month: August 2017

Mindfulness in the Classroom – Setting the Stage

One of the most asked questions I have gotten from other teachers who are trying to start a mindfulness practice in their classroom is “how do you get everyone on board?”  The simple answer is…you don’t.  Introducing mindfulness to my sixth graders has been… Continue Reading “Mindfulness in the Classroom – Setting the Stage”

Mindfulness in the Classroom – The Importance of Science Based Research

Mindfulness, in my opinion, is one of the most effective things I have added to my classroom.  After teaching for more than 20 years, I have been to countless PD workshops on many topics, but nothing has done more for my students than this.… Continue Reading “Mindfulness in the Classroom – The Importance of Science Based Research”

Mindfulness in the Classroom – Getting Started – Practice Mindfulness for Yourself

When I first started my mission to understand mindfulness, I did so because I wanted to find something that would help my overly anxious students.  As I have written in previous posts, I was seeing a trend in my students that was really frightening.… Continue Reading “Mindfulness in the Classroom – Getting Started – Practice Mindfulness for Yourself”

Mindfulness Conversations 2017 Highlights

Last Saturday, I was fortunate enough to spend the day with other educators from around WNY and Canada discussing mindfulness and our schools.  We held our 3rd annual “Mindfulness Conversations” event.  I love this event because it was put together by teachers, professors, and… Continue Reading “Mindfulness Conversations 2017 Highlights”

Mindful Coloring

If you are someone who is looking to incorporate just a few things for your students to get started with mindfulness, one thing that I found to be very helpful was mindful coloring.  I know what you are saying…”who has time to let kids… Continue Reading “Mindful Coloring”