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The Mindful Educator’s Bookshelf: The Mindful Brain by Daniel J. Siegel (Entry #1)

Sharing resources I’ve collected and created over my teaching and learning career is one of my passions. This blog series offers insights into books covering a broad range of topics contributing to mindful education, including yoga, meditation, democratic education, pedagogy, diversity, culture and more. Choosing the first book of this series was both difficult and a […]

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Teen Yoga is Risky Business

In his book, Too Safe for Their Own Good, Michael Ungar talks about the risk of a risk-free, overprotected life for youth. Ungar offers insights into the “risk-taker’s advantage,” the benefits that come from experiencing manageable amounts of danger. Does it seem counterintuitive to encourage teens to take risks as a method for helping them […]

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Eat Like a Rainbow

The top-of-my-list, most important thing I do everyday is to procure and prepare healthy, whole food based meals for my family. Particularly for my growing son, I know that the food I offer him can fuel a healthy life on all levels; physically, emotionally, even socially. I lovingly and willfully spend lots of time researching […]

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The Bully’s New Clothes

  This post was written by Marina Smerling. You can learn more about Marina on her website http://empathiclistening.com Marina Smerling is a former attorney who is here to launch a love bomb on the epidemic of shame in our world. She is a couples coach, mediator, and one-on-one conflict transformer. Drawing upon her long-time studies […]

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Grassroots Phys Ed Revival

  It’s easy to complain about the current state of affairs in public school. In fact, it can be hard not to. A budgetary crisis has lead to frustrating cuts in physical education programs. Many of us, including parents, teachers and taxpayers, are deeply concerned about the implications these cuts have on our children today, […]

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(VIDEO) Richard Davidson: Social Emotional Learning Changes the Brain

Neuroscientist Richard Davidson presents research about the impact of social emotional learning on the brain and the importance of teaching skills that foster adaptive behaviors. This presentation was recorded on December 10, 2007, at the CASEL Forum. Richard Davidson is the author of  The Emotional Life of Your Brain. “Qualities such as patience, calmness, cooperation, and kindness are […]

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