Many of us saw the fruits of focus and determination mature at our Sumac's Got Talent Showcase. We will see the same determination present at our Jog Wars Jog-a-thon on Friday. How do we sharpen our mind to support learning? Practice.
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:
May the sense of awe and the growth of spring surge you forward toward more mindful moments.
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Liberty Logan is the principal and lead learner at Sumac L-STEM Elementary School. She can be reached directly at firstname.lastname@example.org