Posts by Center for Resilience

3 Ways Mindful Art Can Enhance Learning in Your Classroom

There’s no doubt that coloring books have made a resurgence in adults lives. Yes, it may be trendy – but there’s also science behind it. Multiple studies have shown that coloring, doodling, and other forms of art help improve focus, concentration, and reduce stress. If adults can benefit from these mindful art activities, your students…

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Mindfulness During a Lockdown Drill?

According to the Washington Post, over 4 million students experienced lockdown drills last year as a part of their educational experience in American schools.  While these drills are becoming a standard in school safety protocols, we also know that they produce fear and anxiety for many young people.  What can mindfulness practices offer to students…

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Can We Ski Mindfully?

Snow in March often comes with mixed reviews. Those who know me, know I love the snow; but I did hear a number of moans and groans about last Monday’s storm, particularly that we might forever be stuck in winter. We have a skiing family — well, two skiers and two boarders. My son and…

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5 Ways Mindfulness Can Support Your SEL Goals

Both mindfulness and Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) have been receiving significant attention in ed-related discussions recently. An increasing number of studies show that social and emotional intelligence is the foundation to academic achievement. So where does mindfulness fit into the picture, and how can it support SEL goals?   If you’re a teacher, you’ve…

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6 Games You Can Play Mindfully With Your Students

Between winter break, disruption of routines, midterms, state testing, and the weather not always cooperating to allow for recess, this time of year can challenge students’ readiness to learn (and sometimes your patience!). Next time your students (or you!) are feeling a little out of sorts, consider adding an element of play to help. Play is…

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5 Tips for a Mindful Holiday Season… and beyond

It’s no surprise that stress levels rise during the month of December.  As believers in the power of mindfulness, we posted weekly tips for #MindfulHolidays throughout the month of December on our social media pages.  While we all may need the extra reminder during the busy holiday season, these tips can also be helpful throughout…

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P.A.U.S.E. and take it all in…

We use P.A.U.S.E. as a teaching acronym in our curriculum with teens, which stands for Pause, Attend,Untangle, Settle, Engage. Not just for teens, this tool can be useful for us adults too, especially during this time of year when life can sometimes feel a little overwhelming. As an organization, we are taking this intentional Pause…

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Rose Quigley Molina — Part Three

“Be the reason someone smiles” By: Jennifer Jordan This is the final entry of a three-part series about Rose Quigley Molina, a lead social worker for Providence Public Schools and co-founder of Social Sparks, a social-emotional learning center in Lincoln, RI for children with social-emotional learning differences. Resilience has been at the core of Rose’s life…

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Gigi DiBello

We at Center For Resilience were honored to have Gigi DiBello, head of Sophia Academy in Providence, speak at our annual fundraiser in October of 2017. Gigi lives resilience in a truly authentic way in every facet of her life. The following story is an abbreviated version of her remarks last fall. My first connection to Center…

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