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Summer Escape: A Teacher’s Guide to Using Time off as a Means to Becoming a Better Educator

Summertime… A time for Teachers’ to practice a different set of 3R’s: Reflect, Rejuvenate, and Respond! Plain and simple, time off and away from anything helps give another perspective, which supports authentic reflection that can help rejuvenate the soul and … Continue reading

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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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Interaction of the Mindfulness Muscle

The practice of mindfulness (purposeful, non-judgmental attention, and detached awareness) can contribute to creating and establishing a positive classroom atmosphere that supports educational value, viable interactions, challenging learning, open creativity, and regular effort, all the while transferring passion. According to the Danielson Framework – Domain … Continue reading

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Mindful planning and preparation

Some of the main areas of concerns regarding planning and preparation (Domain 1) as outlined by the Danielson Framework for Teaching consists of demonstrating knowledge of content and pedagogy, demonstrating knowledge of students, setting instructional outcomes, demonstrating knowledge of resources, … Continue reading

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Fractured Reflections of Teaching

Much of our natural human perceptions of reality rely on us dividing society into smaller pieces, sections, concepts, and ideas. For example, humans, as society or the world as a whole likes to see our body in relation to the … Continue reading

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