Tag: teaching

Mindfulness Apps to help with stressful times

As a teacher and a mom, I am preparing to teach from home. I am thinking about the lessons that I may need to provide to my students via e-learning as well as what I will do with my own three children to keep… Continue Reading “Mindfulness Apps to help with stressful times”

Balance

I had an epiphany today. Why do we not teach more about balance in schools? Actually I believe that it is a question I already know the answer to, but it really hit me how much of a disservice this is to our students… Continue Reading “Balance”

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 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”

Mindfulness in the Summer

School’s out for the summer!  Today is officially day two of vacation and I am happy as can be.  I love my job, but I also love the time that I can be away from it and spend time with my family.  Last summer,… Continue Reading “Mindfulness in the Summer”

Past, Present, and Future Thoughts

For my middle school students, getting them to be “mindful” about how mindful they are is a bit of a challenge.  Since I have started using mindfulness in my classroom, I have worked hard to get them to see how their brains work and… Continue Reading “Past, Present, and Future Thoughts”

Mindful Monday: Body Scan

Today I taught my students how to do a body scan as a relaxation technique.  It is an excellent way to become aware of stress that you may not even realize that you have as well as a great way to relax.  Through a… Continue Reading “Mindful Monday: Body Scan”

Mindful Minute

When I decided to start the journey of mindfulness with my students, I knew that I needed to do more than tell them about it.  I knew that it was going to be important to incorporate it into our every day.  Since I teach… Continue Reading “Mindful Minute”