A great way to begin a daily mindful practice 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 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!
MINDFULNESS IN THE CLASSROOM GRATITUDE ACTIVITIES Helping students become thankful and return kindness to others will not only add to the quality of your classroom environment, but it will help your students to be a better human being! Here is a list of gratitude activities to add to your classroom: Gratitude Meditation If … Continue reading MINDFULNESS IN THE CLASSROOM – GRATITUDE ACTIVITIES
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
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?