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What Do You See? Mindfulness Activity

Activity: What Did You See? Directions: Put an item in the center of the room. Place children in a circle around the room so they all have a different but clear view. Give them a few minutes to quietly study

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When Anxiety Captures Your Thoughts

For years now, we have been aware of stress invading our homes, schools and workplaces. Our students are at risk. We also know that Adverse Childhood Experiences can cause Toxic Stress, which can lead to long-term health issues. Our first

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One-word Activities

Sharing exercises during meeting or circle time build and develop relationships between individuals through respectful interaction. However, it can be very difficult making sure everyone gets a turn to share, while teaching active listening skills and empathy. One-word activities make

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The Mindful Beginning

From my days as a student, to a long-time educator, I will never outgrow the first day of school excitement. As back to school nears, I have restless nights, to-do lists, shopping lists (which comes with a price tag) and

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Make it Personal. Sun Salute for Students.

Developing a Personal Statement or Mantra. Adding mindfulness to movement can be difficult for anyone.  We are asked to focus on our breath while remembering the basics of a yoga pose. Thoughts will pop into our heads and we are

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LEAD by Example

With more and more states implementing Social and Emotional Learning standards (SEL), we as educators should be excited. However, many teachers I have talked to are concerned about the when and how of adding these standards to their curriculum. The

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The Benefits of Having a Vision Board

My students have been working on their own vision board. It has been an amazing experience for them and me! I have learned so many things about them I did not know. In all our discussions and planning, one of

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Got Snow? Try Snoga!

We went to sleep with light snow falling and woke up to a winter wonderland this morning! We were bundled up and shoveling before many neighbors were awake. Following our work, snoga seemed like a great form of snow play.