An Introduction to Social Emotional Learning (VIDEO)

  Children who feel safe and secure emotionally perform better academically than those who don’t. There is plenty of scientific data to back that up.  It’s becoming very clear through current research that real education reform requires a holistic approach. We must first address the emotional health of the individual student before academic goals can […]

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Planting the Seeds of Kindness

    (this is a guest post written by kids yoga teacher, Amy Hori) “A single act of kindness throws out roots in all directions, and the roots spring up and make new trees. The greatest work that kindness does to others is that it makes them kind themselves.” ~ Amelia Earhart Today’s theme for […]

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Teaching kids to be safe in yoga

    We recently received the following question from a community member: “I am preparing to teach a multiage class this week and would like to highlight safety as a theme. Any resources are appreciated.  The age range is 5-12, grades k-6 and I get to have each grade individually. I usually work with one […]

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Dr. Gabor Maté on ADHD, Bullying and the Destruction of American Childhood

  Amy Goodman interviews physician and author, Gabor Maté about impulse control, new diagnoses, and the cause of it all.  Dr. Maté asserts that “developmental conditions for healthy childhood psychological and brain development are less and less available, so that the issue of ADD is only a small part of the general issue that children are no […]

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Yoga in my school interviews Abby Wills about peace, yoga, and youth

    If you’re not already familiar with Donna Freeman and Yoga In My School, we encourage you to learn about this great organization and enthusiastic advocate of the youth yoga movement.  On her website, Donna hosts yoga related giveaways, product reviews, and blog talk radio interviews with leaders in the yoga world ranging from […]

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Martin Luther King Jr. I have a dream speech (VIDEO)

    August 28, 1963 Washington DC I am happy to join with you today in what will go down in history as the greatest demonstration for freedom in the history of our nation. Five score years ago, a great American, in whose symbolic shadow we stand today, signed the Emancipation Proclamation. This momentous decree […]

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