4 Steps to Meet Big Emotions in the Classroom

The list of emotions that may be present in the classroom runs long. Try this 4-3-2-1 strategy to pause––to give them the choice to respond to the situation rather than just react.  

Powerful Words of Encouragement: You Are Enough

Words of encouragement are powerful for students––and educators, too. Try a “give and take what you need” wall to offer positive quotes, affirmations, and encouragement. And for educators ...

Mindful Communication: What Matters Most in the Moment?

Communication is at the heart of what we do as educators. Whether we are speaking, listening, writing or thinking, our verbal and nonverbal communication patterns have profound impacts on our relationships and interactions.

Social Emotional Learning and Why It Matters for Educators

As educators, we don’t (and shouldn’t) leave our emotions at the door when we’re working with young people. Attending to our own social and emotional needs is important, especially if we’re tasked with teaching social emotional learning to our students.

Trauma-Sensitive Mindfulness in the Classroom

Every school has students who have experienced trauma. According to the National Child Traumatic Stress Initiative (NCSTI), more than two thirds of children have reported at least one traumatic event by the age of 16, making trauma one of the most important public health issues in our world today.

3 Mindful Ways to Start a Meeting

Learn three mindful ways to start a meeting and listen to a personal story about the simple, yet powerful ways that meetings can impact both self-care and community care.

3 Simple Ways to Refocus Attention in Your Classroom

Distractions are constant. Luckily, paying attention is a natural capacity that all of us have––we just exercise it differently. Discover three strategies to practice focusing with mindfulness anchors.

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