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Making Musical History

April 16, 2019

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March 16, 2019 was a very special day for me. In fact, a historic day. It was on that day that I played a concert that was over a decade in the making. How so? I’ve been playing music with Nick Ford (former Drama student, class of 1997) for around 15 years. Likewise, Anthony Emery […]

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 […]

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 […]

Mindfulness for Teachers: An Interview with Kris Gedeon

September 30, 2018

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For four years now, I’ve been teaching mindfulness meditation and other self-care practices to my high school students. As a teacher researcher, I’ve shared my story and my research with colleagues at our regular, monthly meetings of the Eastern MI Writing Project Teacher Research group, and in professional development workshops for educators at Inside Out […]

Caring For the Concussed in the Classroom

August 14, 2018

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“My dome doesn’t need that anymore, honestly,” he said. “It did me in.” I just read this beautifully written story about a college football player: ‘Like you just have no brain after the game.’ Inside a UNC lineman’s concussion ordeal. by Andrew Carter (acarter@newsobserver.com). Having experienced a traumatic brain injury (TBI), this story was difficult […]