It’s been a tough day.
I did something stupid and hurt some feelings. My own ignorance in play, again.
So, I dug into the mindfulness stuff again.
First, I came across Mindful Teachers. Inside, there are plenty of resources, things like blogs, posters, self-care activities, and of course a blog! It’s a really interesting resource.
Another resource I came across, Mindfulness in Education. It’s another great collection of mindfulness ideas and activities.
And finally, lots of great apps from Common Sense Media, 34 tools to be exact!
This was part of my personalized professional development this week, and it will continue to be part of this next week. The more I find, the more I read, the more I feel this is a must-have in classroom because, frankly, we are all damaged and have dealt with trauma.
We need to do all we can to get our students in control of their emotions.
Because if we don’t, we can expect more of the same behaviors, escalating.
And if I can use this personally, to help myself NOT do things without being mindful, it serves a double purpose: better humans in the classroom, better human at home.
We can’t go wrong there, right? 🙂
March 27, 2020 at 11:38 pm
Thanks for sharing your shortcoming and, more importantly, how you are trying to improve. Thank you for sharing all the resources too. That’s amazing. I had only heard of one of them. I’m really out of touch with SEL. I’m going to check them out, too, because you are right. We are all dealing with trauma right now.
March 28, 2020 at 5:02 am
We are having to learn a lot these days, develop tools that were t so needed in our old ways. Navigating the situation we find ourselves in requires new competency and forces away from those that were our strengths. Many things expressed in our new platforms can be mistaken because the human warmth, the proximity of being present with each other changes the delivery completely. Thank you for these resources. I look forward to learning along with you.
March 28, 2020 at 11:09 pm
And learn we shall! Unchartered waters we are in, so what choice do we have? It will be interesting to see if we extend this Corona break what we’ll do!
March 28, 2020 at 8:12 pm
A reminder that we’ll all have one of those days sooner or later. Thanks for the mindfulness resources. Don’t beat yourself up, just forgive yourself and move on. 🙂
March 28, 2020 at 11:08 pm
We try to do that. Forgiveness for one’s self is easier than trying to get forgiveness from someone else, we keep working at it! 🙂
March 29, 2020 at 3:10 pm
Very true! But I believe you cannot move forward until you’ve forgiven yourself or you just keep beating yourself up….”Guilty”.