For the youngest children, we know sitting still is an inappropriate expectation. What then about finding stillness in mindful meditation? If you follow my posts, you’ll find a number of activities to promote mindfulness in young children. I also am presently finding outstanding results meditating with ‘metta’- unconditional loving kindness & good will. Burmese…
This year I’ve started a new job at a school blessed with a beautiful and vast forest outside our front door. One day a week we spend the whole morning playing out in the forest. In these forest school sessions, I’ve watched the children develop resilience, gross motor coordination, camaraderie, and connection to and love…
Loris Malaguzzi, pioneer of the Reggio Emilia approach, is oft quoted asserting in early childhood settings there should be, “nothing without joy”. How can educators find joy in challenging times? This year has been unbelievably challenging, upsetting, and unprecedented. I made it my goal this year to find and cultivate joy. But what…
It’s back to school time!
“Imagine we have flowers in our hearts.”
The mountain meditation invites sitters to imagine they are mountains.
Promote egalitarian and equitable classrooms, schools, and global future.
Setting the foundation stone upon which each student will build future success.
Somehow, a caring encounter calls forth healing.
The students should be working harder than the teacher.