How to be a Mindful Teacher

At the beginning of my first year of teaching, I hung a sign on the wall of my bilingual third-grade classroom that said, “En este salón, todos son maestros y todos son estudiantes.” In this room, everyone is a teacher and everyone is a student. Without realizing it, I was voicing the philosophy behind the…… Continue reading How to be a Mindful Teacher

Teenage Wisdom: on school, technology, and mindfulness.

At the end of each school year, I survey my students about what they liked and disliked about my class. The blessing and curse of teaching in the upper grades is that they are brutally honest and quite capable of expressing opinions. Here, I share some of my favorite student comments. God bless middle school…… Continue reading Teenage Wisdom: on school, technology, and mindfulness.