Browsing All posts tagged under »Mindfulness«

After the MI Reading Association Conference Workshop 3/9/2019

March 10, 2019

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Yesterday I presented on “Mindfulness and the Self-Care Toolbox” at the MI Reading Association conference in Grand Rapids, MI. Even though my room was a 7-minute walk from Registration, a lovely group of participants made the trek. Teachers know that they and their students are stressed and need strategies for self-care. As usual, I had […]

Mindful Eating Pt. 3: Six-Months Later

January 12, 2019

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My six-month results are good, and I've done nothing at all drastic, in terms of eating or exercising.

Around the Loom I Go! A Knitting Yarn

December 9, 2018

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My pursuit of warm scarves in colors of my choice leads me to take up a hobby–that brings me back around to the topic of my research for the past 4 years: mindfulness! Click on this LINK to read a journal about my 1st year of knitting on a loom. As often happens with subjects […]

Saying “NO!” to Dehumanization With Face-to-Face Conversation

November 3, 2018

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Lately, I have been feeling a vague angst over the way that tech giants have taken over education in ways that harm students and society. A question has lurked in the shadows of my consciousness. What can I, a classroom teacher, do in the face of this Grendel? How can I slay this monster? I […]

Mindful Conferences

October 28, 2018

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Parent-teacher conferences were held last week, and I was delighted to reunite with at least a dozen former students, whose offspring now sit in chairs they once did (partly because we still have desks from the 1990s–and they’re still in fine shape). After a quarter-century in the district, I simply begin my classes by asking […]

Mindfulness & the Self-Care Toolbox

October 20, 2018

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We're doing this so we can calm down and learn better.

When Helping Students Helps the Teacher: Mindfulness for Teachers

October 8, 2018

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Hello, friends. In my last post, I interviewed a friend and colleague from the Eastern Michigan Writing Project Teacher Research group, Kris Gedeon. In today’s post, I’d like to introduce you to another colleague from the group: Beth Shaum. Beth has used mindfulness practices in the classroom, but also, she has found that mindfulness practices […]