Posts tagged mindfulness
First Day of School Mindfulness Activities

The first day of school is often filled with so many emotions for teachers and for students! Incorporating mindfulness activities into your lesson plans for the first day is a fantastic way to help your students begin to manage and process those emotions. Here are a few fantastic first day of school mindfulness activities that you and your students will absolutely love!

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Stress in the Classroom

Did you know that stress may be contagious? According to a study conducted at the University of Calgary and published in the journal, Nature Neuroscience, stress can be transmitted. The study exposed one mouse to stress while exposing another to a relaxed environment. The researchers found that the relaxed mouse became stressed when the two were reunited.

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Mindful Winter Break: How to Help Your Students Survive Winter Break

We can't wait for Winter Break! But unfortunately, that isn't always the case for some of our little ones. Their Winter Breaks are filled with unstructured, lonely, and sometimes frightening times. Not all our students are blessed with loving, stable, home lives. Some of our students dread weekends and school breaks. Here are a few ways that you can help your students over break when you can't be with them.

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10 Mindful Gifts with Hidden Inspirational Messages

Some days we could all use a little inspiration. A favorite quote. An inspiring message. A funny saying. But that doesn't mean that we necessarily want to shout that message for the entire world to hear! Sometimes we just want it for ourselves. We don't want to have to explain it. We don't want to have to share it. It's there just for us - kind of like an inside joke. It's personal.

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Mindfulness in the Classroom: Halloween Edition

Stress is an ever growing problem in our world today... you might even consider it to be an epidemic! Mindfulness exercises are a great way to help combat that! Bring mindfulness into the classroom this Halloween! We love Halloween! Even the thought of it brings smiles to our faces! We love the costumes, the candy, the sense of giving, and the joy that it brings to so many! Halloween is a remarkable holiday in which so many strangers give selflessly to others and ask nothing in return! This year, celebrate Halloween in your classroom in a mindful way! Here are a few spooktacular ways to bring mindfulness into the classroom!

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