Monthly Archives: March 2014

Mindful Agreements to Deal With Drama

In the past few weeks I have experienced some heightened drama coming from my middle school students. Much could explain this phenomenon, such as cold and snowy weather, the winter blues, and standardized testing season, nonetheless, I chose to add … Continue reading

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Daring Discussions in a Mindful Manner

Discussion is the art of encouraging and directing students to exchange ideas freely with one another to construct knowledge and is a critical skill of a proficient or distinguished teacher (Danielson Framework, Domain 3 – Instruction). The practice of mindfulness, … Continue reading

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Skilled Mindfulness: How Do You Strengthen the Social Emotional Whole?

The time has come to teach mindfulness to students. Teaching mindfulness to students can improve social and emotional skills such as self-awareness, self-management, social awareness, relationship skills, and decision-making, which directly impacts classroom procedures and student behaviors. According to the … Continue reading

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