Practice can take many forms in the classroom. Teachers walk students through visualization, positive self-talk, grounding activities, and guided reflection after recess and lunch.
Practicing mindfulness can also be brought into the home environment through apps like Headspace or taking a nature walk. One great website is Mindful Schools, where you can learn about engaging the five senses while exploring the world around us.
The basics of mindfulness:
- Breathe. connecting to the rhythm of your breathe settles the mind
- Acknowledge your feelings. There is no right or wrong here. We acknowledge our feelings to become self aware.
- Begin to focus on each sense. What do you feel, smell, see, hear, notice?
May the sense of awe and the growth of spring surge you forward toward more mindful moments.