How to Create a Nurturing and Mindful Classroom The Mindful Educator Workshop that I attended this summer through my Fund for Teachers grant at Omega Institute has helped me shape my classroom into a mindful atmosphere. A little lavender or orange oil, closing the lights and only using natural light from the window, and daily meditation helps … Continue reading Practicing Mindfulness in the Classroom – Creating a Nurturing Classroom Environment
MINDFULNESS IN THE CLASSROOM OPENING TO EMPATHY Before you begin to teach mindful activities it's important to remember; how can we teach the kiddos if we haven't experienced it? There are many activities that we, as teachers, can do to improve our own mindful practice and bring it into the classroom. Opening to Empathy gives … Continue reading Teaching Mindfulness in the Classroom – Starting with Ourselves – Opening to Empathy
Listen up! Pay attention! I wish I had a nickel for every time I said that in class. "Most people do not listen with the intent to understand; they listen with the intent to reply." - Stephen Covey When I started researching and exploring mindful practices, I realized that there are mindful activities that can help improve … Continue reading Practicing Mindful Activities in the Classroom – Improving Listening Skills
FIVE STEPS TO TEACHING MINDFULNESS INTHE HIGH SCHOOL CLASSROOM Parents and teachers are always telling kids to focus, but they don't teach them how. Focusing on the Breath is a basic mindfulness practice you can incorporate easily and daily into the classroom? I start every class with this 2-minute exercise. The process is started at … Continue reading 5 Steps to Teaching Mindfulness in the High School Classroom – Focus
The first thing that you are probably wondering about incorporating mindfulness into a high school classroom is, "When do I have time?" The answer is - IT ONLY TAKES A MINUTE! I never feel like I have enough time to teach everything I want, let alone incorporate mindfulness into the classroom. I teach at a technical vocational … Continue reading How to Incorporate Mindfulness into the High School Classroom – When do I have time?