Why You Should Use Readers Theater in the High School English Class

Readers Theater for the High School Classroom. Builds classroom community through scripts and plays. Reading Strategy and engaging lesson.

Five Steps to Teaching Mindfulness in the Classroom

When I first started to have an interest in incorporating mindful practices into my classroom routine, I didn't know where to start. I Googled and read books, but that only partially helped. They told me the techniques, but not really how to do them in the classroom. That's when I started experimenting with my students. … Continue reading Five Steps to Teaching Mindfulness in the Classroom

Mindful Activities in the Classroom – Physical Literacy

MINDFUL ACTIVITIES IN THE CLASSROOM  PHYSICAL LITERACY Using Mindfulness to Improve Physical Literacy What is Physical Literacy and how can we use mindfulness to improve it?   Physical literacy is sense awareness; being aware of the body and its sensations.  Mindful practices help students become more aware of how their physical body is feeling and what … Continue reading Mindful Activities in the Classroom – Physical Literacy

Mindful Classroom Management – As easy as 1-2-3-4-5!

Mindful Classroom Management - As Easy as 1-2-3-4-5!! Every year at the beginning of the year, students are expected to make a Social Contract with each of their teachers.  Students brainstorm a list of do's and don'ts for the class and then each students signs it in agreement.  I love students who take the initiative … Continue reading Mindful Classroom Management – As easy as 1-2-3-4-5!

Teaching Mindfulness in the Classroom – Starting with Ourselves – Opening to Empathy

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

5 Steps to Teaching Mindfulness in the High School Classroom – Focus

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

How to Incorporate Mindfulness into the High School Classroom – When do I have time?

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?