As summer begins, do you look back on the school year and wonder how you made it through? So often in my work I hear teachers, counselors and administrators speak of being exhausted, overwhelmed or burned out. Do you feel that more is added to
Earlier this spring, in the post Becoming Mindful by Design, I introduced the benefits and strategy behind launching an effective, lasting mindfulness program in schools. I talked about the inspiration and philosophy that underpins my latest book, Mindful by Design, all about creativity-driven learning with
Part 1 in a series about mindfulness in schools
As a featured blog series about Mindfulness in Schools, we’re placing a spotlight on Caitlin Krause’s new book Mindful by Design: A Practical Guide for Cultivating Aware, Advancing, and Authentic Learning Experiences. We’re also looking at mindfulness practices and educator reflections
As I write this post, I’m just back from a trip to Scotland over the holidays. The majesty of the coastlines, the wild beauty of the Highlands, and of course the amazing sweets, scones and shortbreads, are still lingering in my mind. With its history
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What YOU can DO to make your year stress free and more joyful.
STOP and take a mindful moment.
S is for STAY in the present moment.
Notice your breathing. Inhale and exhale slowly. Whatever is happening at the moment will pass. Notice
Why Terms That Typecast Need to Be Ousted from Our Speaking Vocabularies
“There was this one time when we lost Slow Joe in the city,” my father said in the midst of telling me one of his sweet stories about his days in the 1960’s as a
As teachers we give a lot: We invest our time and energy in our work, and we give something personal of ourselves to our students. This may often feel stimulating and rewarding, but over time we may also be in danger of burnout. Teaching can be both nourishing
Fall can be a stressful time for educators. School is in full swing and holidays are right around the corner. Just when students figure out how to sit still after being out for summer break—they start getting antsy again for the coming winter break. For
“…every trouble wants to draw the very best of you into the world.”
—Mark Nepo, from Seven Thousand Ways to Listen
When trouble happens sometimes we want to avoid conflict, look the other way, or pretend that there aren’t any problems until things go back to normal.
“Presence calls our attention to how genuinely and completely a person is in a
situation rather than standing apart from it as an observer, commentator, critic
or judge… Presence is a name for the quality of being in a situation or
relationship in which one intends at a