What is a conscious classroom?
Conscious classrooms are full of joy, and laughter, and unbridled imagination.
Conscious teachers honor themselves, and respect their students.
Teaching and learning are effortless.
Tapping the Well Within
Monthly Archives: May 2011
One of my goals as a teacher is to help students discover their individual learning styles and talents. Over the years, I’ve found that music is a powerful tool in promoting individual learning and unlocking creative potential. As public school … Continue reading
This post is closed to new comments. Here’s an invitation to come play in my sandbox! One of my lessons, as I mentioned in my previous post, Teach from Your Whole Self, is to bring all of myself to all … Continue reading
How many of us bring our whole selves into our classrooms? Or rather, how much of ourselves do we park outside our classroom door? What parts of our lives are inappropriate to share with our students? Which parts, while personal, … Continue reading
Children offer lots of behavior. Depending upon our culture and our personality, some of this behavior gets labeled ‘bad’ and some of it gets praised. But when we step out of our unconscious reaction to whatever the child just did … Continue reading
I started a new group yesterday. I met with eight ten-year old girls at their recess time to share with them some tools for hearing and honoring their own spirits. We began with a meditation, all of two minutes long, … Continue reading
Stepping into a conscious awareness of what is happening in your classroom, and of how your choices impact your comfort and the comfort of your students, makes you a more effective teacher. One tool that you might want to consider … Continue reading