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Educators have the ability to design an environment that will influence student outcomes. How can teachers do this? Classroom Coordinator James Rossi recommends appealing to the five senses to influence your classroom. We hope you enjoy this n
Teachers choose to go into education for various reasons, but, according to several polls, most say they want to make a difference in children's lives. In the final episode of season 2, host Cindy Schwartz discusses the joys of teaching and sha
When you or your class is in need of taking a breath, maybe a rainstick is the instrument you can turn to for healing. Teacher-Mentor Warren F. Jacobson shares how this creative project can be used as both a grounding and educational tool for t
Attentive Teaching's Rebecca Bellan discusses the window of tolerance and shares techniques that teachers can use to soothe their students while in states of hyper and hypoarousal. Subscribe for future midweek "mindfulness snacks" and visit Att
It's no surprise that, while teaching during a pandemic, teachers have been under immense pressure, often putting their jobs ahead of their own mental well-being. Teacher-Mentor Karen Bracco proposes that it's time for educators to put themselv
According to a January 2021 poll conducted on behalf of the American Psychological Association, 84% of adults reported feeling at least one emotion associated with prolonged stress, most notably anxiety, sadness, and anger. Teachers are not imm
Attentive Teaching's Rebecca Bellan shares how you can utilize Tara Brach's R.A.I.N. method to practice self-compassion when you are feeling overwhelmed or going through a difficult time. This practice can also help you be more vulnerable with
Distance learning comes with so many challenges, but there are ways teachers can make this work for them and their students. Gloria Giambrone, Teacher-Mentor at Attentive Teaching, shares five things teachers must know when it comes to teaching
When we speak with teachers, they invariably tell us that they are suffering from stress and anxiety more than they ever have in the past. So we thought we’d take a look at one teacher’s explanation of why human beings suffer and what he believ
Attentive Teaching's Rebecca Bellan narrates a simple mindfulness meditation to help you be responsive, and not reactive, in the classroom. Subscribe for future midweek meditations and visit AttentiveTeaching.com for more resources to help cre
There are so many benefits of being part of a community, and in these times, we are learning just how much of an impact it can have on our personal and professional lives. Attentive Teaching co-founder and Executive Director of Social-Emotional
The Other Things Matter, a website that many teachers might not know about, is host to a number of articles from what appears to be teachers all over the world. It posts eclectic, honest, and educationally-relevant content, and, in March of 201
Attentive Teaching's Rebecca Bellan explores how the concept of negative visualization can help improve your mood and break negative thought patterns. Subscribe for future midweek "mindfulness snacks" and visit AttentiveTeaching.com for more r
Practicing gratitude in your daily life can have numerous benefits. Lauren Navarra, Director of Psycho-Education for Attentive Teaching, shares what it means to embrace an attitude of gratitude, why it's not second nature for humans, and how we
Much has been written about the necessary, sometimes difficult, sometimes lovely, interactions between parents and teachers. These interactions can take the form of organized parent-teacher conferences, phone calls, emails, texts and department
Attentive Teaching's Rebecca Bellan narrates a loving-kindness meditation to help send goodwill, kindness, and warmth towards others. Subscribe for future midweek meditations and visit AttentiveTeaching.com for more resources to help create a
To say that the way we live and work has changed drastically during the COVID pandemic would be an understatement. For teachers, it can seem impossible to maintain a sense of peace and happiness while struggling to adapt to the new normal of di
Attentive Teaching's Rebecca Bellan explores how mindfulness can help us understand our brain and its reactions to trauma. Subscribe for future midweek "mindfulness snacks" and visit AttentiveTeaching.com for more resources to help create a pe
In May, 2019 CNN reported that 75% of school districts in the United States reported student lunch debt. Children in Alabama who have almost depleted their lunch accounts or are without money to pay their lunch debt have had, “I need lunch mone
Weaving music into your classroom curriculum is a great way to ensure that whatever you’re teaching — be it compassion, empathy, kindness, caring, truth, justice, honesty, or tolerance — really sinks in. Roxee Lore, Co-Founder and Executive Dir
Attentive Teaching's Rebecca Bellan provides simple grounding techniques for dealing with anxiousness, stress, and hyperarousal. Subscribe for future midweek "mindfulness snacks" and visit AttentiveTeaching.com for more resources to help creat
5th century Greek philosopher Socrates once said, "An unexamined life is not worth living." So how do we make sure our students are living an examined life? Socrates would tell us to encourage our students to ask more questions. By questioning,
When was the last time you made time to sit with yourself and just be? Attentive Teaching's Head of Yoga & Mindfulness Carmella Stone-Klein explains how to create a sacred space in your home where you can practice self-reflection and cultivate
It’s the age old question – why don’t some kids like going to school?” We know kids like to learn. That is a given. And since school is for learning, why wouldn’t all kids want to go? Why do younger children generally seem eager and excited to
Has 2020 made it even harder to maintain a healthy work-life balance? Teacher-Mentor Elzy Muñoz highlights five easy ways to set personal boundaries for yourself during these difficult times. Narrated by: Rebecca Bellan We hope you enjoy this
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