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Mindfulness for Teachers: Simple Skills for Peace and Productivity in the Classroom

September 6, 2015

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Mindfulness for Teachers: Simple Skills for Peace and Productivity in the Classroom by Patricia A. Jennings — Mindful awareness practices will help teachers recognize and regulate emotional reactivity in their classrooms. Although teaching is one of the most rewarding professions, it is also one of the most demanding. Jennings is an internationally recognized leader in […]

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Mindfulness for teachers

July 26, 2015

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Mindfulness for teachers by Patricia A. Jennings —  Think about the people who have made a meaningful difference in your life and a teacher will probably come to mind. Every day, teachers make valuable and long-lasting contributions to the lives of our children and grandchildren. However, 50 percent of teachers today leave the profession after […]

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Locked in a box

October 23, 2013

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by Mary M. Ernsberger —  “It’s dark. Please let me out! I have a light; it is inside me. I wish I could share it with you, but no one can see it. All my friends have lights too, but no one can see their lights either. My light needs to shine. I was born […]

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Rewriting the 3 R’s

March 18, 2013

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by Mary M. Ernsberger —  Our focus with regard to the education of American children has shifted dramatically in the last 10 to 15 years. Gone are the days when we highlighted and expanded our children’s skills, dreams and creative ways of learning. Now children are taught from the earliest grades how to score well […]

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Updating life maps

February 14, 2013

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by Craig Dunkelberger —  A presupposition commonly adopted by many people in the coaching and neuro-linguistic programming (NLP) fields is “The map is not the territory.” This saying originates from Alfred Korzybski, the founder of general semantics. People often assume that their emotions and perceptions are an accurate representation of reality. Both a map and […]

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Mixed blessings

October 16, 2012

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by Kris Lecakes Haley —  Teachers wear many disguises. Thoughtfully peering through them, we can find that, while well-camouflaged in fur, feathers and fins, animals are among the most masterful educators in the world. We have all read accounts of animal heroes, where stories of obvious courage and altruism are well documented. However, consider for […]

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