In the past couple of years, I’ve tried to embrace mindfulness more frequently in my life. I tend to be on the go a lot, and have multiple to-do lists and things going on at any one time; I do a lot of different things, and when you teach, this is just the way of things. Even without anything else taken into account, on an average day I could go from teaching a background to Latin American independence, to reviewing US history content, to leading a discussion on the Middle East.
You can probably guess where this is going, right?
This school year, I took one particular step to help me move towards a more mindful approach to my school day: closing my classroom door. Let me explain…Continue reading “Mindful Moments”