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May 01, 2018

The Effects of Unequal School Discipline Strategies

Guest blogger Amanda Ronan writes, "The harsh reality is that certain discipline practices are the reflections of institutionalized racism and outward discrimination against people of color and other underserved communities."

October 31, 2017

What Oysters Can Teach Us About Dealing With Stress

If the forever reality for oysters and for educators is that stress won't end, we surely need better ways to address it and sooner rather than later.

October 22, 2017

The Importance of Play, Recess, Mindfulness and Leadership

Common sense and a plethora of research demands we think and act differently in order to stop the growing stressors on our children and we must learn how to help them deal with this environment more effectively.

March 26, 2017

Yoga and Mindfulness: Breaking Down Walls

Guest blogger Colin Lieu writes: "At a time where so much focus is placed on building walls - yoga and mindfulness offers pathways for students to realize they can break down walls of their own."

November 27, 2016

Mindfulness, Yoga, Meditation and Extended Play in Our Schools

My school district has embarked on a whole child journey. This revolves around our extended recess time (we increased recess from twenty minutes to forty minutes), yoga, meditation and mindfulness work for students K-8.

December 29, 2015

Implementing Mindfulness in Schools: Reflections From a Principal

Practicing mindfulness leads to an increased ability to focus and concentrate, greater self-awareness, reduced stress, increased empathy, and improved impulse control.

December 01, 2015

Leaders, Take Note: Resilience Is Not Just for Kids

We cannot allow schools to be places where the rush to the finish line negates life along the way. And, we cannot afford to make the mistake of thinking only some children or only some adults are stressed.

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