Mandala Mindfulness- A classroom calming activity

Students are back on campus in full force. Most teachers will agree that the previous two years have affected our young ones, and it’s up to schools and teachers to pick up the pieces.I found my students to be restless and unable to sit still. They jiggled like bowlfuls of jelly, spoke out of turn,… Continue reading Mandala Mindfulness- A classroom calming activity

Guest blog-Reaching out to students again

Teaching is a challenging job, especially in these changing times. Many years of teaching have enabled educators to have a special bond with students. We have to do it again from scratch in the post-pandemic world. All said and done; online classes didn’t do justice to students’ drive and creativity. Being away from school, they… Continue reading Guest blog-Reaching out to students again

Listen to your heart- physical and emotional fitness for professionals

The education sector is a fast-paced, ever-changing industry that can be grueling for a lot of teachers. When I log onto Twitter, I often see posts requesting recommendations for comfortable shoes as teachers walk over ten thousand steps on average every day. Rants on frustrations associated with teaching are commonplace, and anxiety plagues career trajectories… Continue reading Listen to your heart- physical and emotional fitness for professionals

SEL activities for the end of the school year

As the first year of virtual school is ending, I can feel my third graders experiencing a sense of anxiety rather than the typical excitement at the prospect of being promoted to the subsequent grade. They have grasped that their aspirations of school moving back to campus are an impossibility and that they will be… Continue reading SEL activities for the end of the school year

How to be a great teacher- tips that have nothing to do with training or degrees

When I go down memory lane and ponder about the teachers I loved and valued the most, I see that my memories are built on the relationship that we shared. My history teacher was always fair and understood what I had to say during debates and discussions. My English teacher inspired me to write in… Continue reading How to be a great teacher- tips that have nothing to do with training or degrees