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Exercising Mindfulness, Part 2

It’s been nearly a year since my original post about Exercising Mindfulness. I feel like now is a good time to revisit/reflect on this topic and how I have been applying it lately. For starters, I have developed a regular yoga practice at a nearby studio. The mind and body awareness that I receive from… Continue reading Exercising Mindfulness, Part 2

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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

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Perfecting Our Practice

Today I attended an Elementary Art Liaison meeting near my school. I always look forward to these professional development opportunities because I get to see fellow colleagues, learn new strategies, and share ideas/information. Many of us are solo art teachers at our schools. Our Visual Arts Program is going through some transitions, since our supervisor… Continue reading Perfecting Our Practice