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Saturday, February 22, 2014

Mindfulness is fast becoming a buzz word in education. It is interesting to note it has many different meanings. Here is a grea article on its importance for our students. Enjoy! Courtesy of ASCD.

Why one teacher starts his classes with "mindfulness" practices
Rather than start classes with "bellringer" activities, educator Paul Barnwell writes in this blog post that he uses the first five minutes of class for "mindfulness" exercises for his students. Barnwell offers three reasons for the switch, including the need for students and teachers to have a mental break between classes. "We all need to allow for some quiet for teaching and learning to sink in in preparation for the next task," he writes. Center for Teaching Quality/Bluegrass Dispatches blog (2/19)Bookmark and Share

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