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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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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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