Tag: anxiety

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”

Mindful Parenting

In continuing my mindfulness research, I came across a topic that is very near and dear to me…parenting.  I recently heard Dr. Shefali Tsabary speak about being a more conscious parent and how it seems as though there is a disconnect in our society… Continue Reading “Mindful Parenting”

My Mindful Mission- A School Year In Review

So, as all good intentions have it, I had planned to write about all that I was doing in my classroom with mindfulness.  As the year went on, I found myself feeling completely overwhelmed and preoccupied with all that I was trying to do.… Continue Reading “My Mindful Mission- A School Year In Review”

Mindful Conversations

Yesterday, I had the privilege to be a part of the 2nd Annual Mindful Conversations event at Niagara University.  It was an amazing event that brought educators from Pre-K through college and university level together to discuss how they are using mindfulness in the… Continue Reading “Mindful Conversations”

Four Square Breathing

In my research of mindfulness, it has been amazing to me to read about all of the different types of breathing that can help with anxiety.  As someone who can be pretty anxious myself, I have been trying some of these techniques and have… Continue Reading “Four Square Breathing”

Free Two Week Subscription to Calm

If you have been following my posts, you will know that I have recommended the app Calm a number of times. I love this app for my own personal use and also love to use it with my students.  There are tons of guided… Continue Reading “Free Two Week Subscription to Calm”

Finding the Cause

Recently, while getting my certification in mindfulness, I came across a very interesting concept. This concept is used to help people who suffer from depression and anxiety.  However, the more I read about it, the more I thought about how everyone could really use… Continue Reading “Finding the Cause”

Mindful Monday: Breathing

My goal this summer was to use my time to improve my own mindfulness practice and to learn more about it in general so that I could be a better teacher for my students.  I recently attended a workshop on yoga and mindfulness for… Continue Reading “Mindful Monday: Breathing”