Quieting the mind

June 23, 2007

I discovered the correct way to share links to articles from the New York Times in a blog. It’s called a “permalink” and allows you to view the article even after it becomes part of the archive, which would require a paid subscription to access (unless you have a permlink!).

Below is the permalink to an article on the practice of mindfulness in some elementary school classrooms. The techniques involve focused breathing and concentrating on a single object. The premise can be summarized as, “If we can help children slow down and think, they have the answers within themselves.”



Tips for summer practicing

June 11, 2007

With the summer sun and fun upon us, it’s an extra challenge to stay motivated and keep on a practice routine. Even teachers need to mix things up a little to stay inspired! As I’ve thought about each of my students’ goals for the summer, here are a few tips to keep in mind: Read the rest of this entry »