Tag Archives: Classroom

Effortless Teaching

How to teach without stress   Is teaching a hard job?  Does it require effort, long hours, struggles to balance the needs of the classroom with those of personal life?  It has been so, but the planet is shifting, and … Continue reading

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Is Your Classroom Making You Fat?

Coping With the Weight of Our Stuff I recently changed teaching jobs and moved to a new work location. The suite of rooms I inherited along with the new job description was jam-packed with stuff. Books lined carts and shelves, … Continue reading

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Old Schools, New Earth

Schools are transitioning.  Like fossil fuels, the old ways no longer fit. Teachers across the world stand in the four walls of their classroom and know the power they hold. Old ways feel cramped. The winds of change blow all … Continue reading

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Call for Contributions to The Conscious Classroom

Are you a teacher who refuses to be limited by a school culture that defines children in terms of what they cannot do? Would you rather love your students than judge them? Do you seek to make your classroom a … Continue reading

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Redefining Failure

“Creativity relies on the flow of ideas.  This happens best in an atmosphere where risk is encouraged, playfulness with ideas is accepted and where failure is not punished but seen as part of the process of success.” – Ken Robinson, Out … Continue reading

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Where’s Your Spiritual Money? The True Cost of Minding Other People’s Business

Part 1: Minding Everybody Else’s Business Kids do this all the time.  Adults do, too.  It’s just more obvious when children do it, because they do it physically, and adults do it mentally and verbally. What am I talking about? … Continue reading

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Music & The Learning Bubble

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

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Teach From Your Whole Self

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

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Feet, Fidgets, and Flyaway Energy

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

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The Conscious Teacher’s Toolbox: Light

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

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