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Wrapping Up the Year

‘Tis the season of giving. To wrap up the school year before winter break, I usually have students create holiday cards for family and friends. This year, we did something different: students made holiday cards for the homeless. I know of a volunteer organization called Happy Helpers for the Homeless, based out of Glen Burnie and Baltimore, who meet… Continue reading Wrapping Up the Year

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Exercising Mindfulness

Mindfulness, by definition, is the state of being conscious or aware of something; a mental state that focuses on the present moment, while acknowledging and accepting one’s thoughts and feelings. I am becoming increasingly interested in mindfulness as it applies to my life and my teaching. Over the summer on our family vacation, my sister recommended… Continue reading Exercising Mindfulness