Embracing Free Play for Self Care

Embracing Free Play for Self Care

As an educator we give time to others. We give selflessly to our schools, community, and the children. The demands of serving others often takes precedent over developing a rejuvenating self-care practice. Incorporating more free play into our lives will support our growth and well being as educators.

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Reflections on 2016’s Professional Goals, Some Success and Some Opportunities

Reflections on 2016’s  Professional Goals, Some Success and Some Opportunities

I created a post last January about my professional goals for 2016. This January I wanted to see how I performed and what progress I made over the past year, as 2016 has been busy beyond my wildest dreams in terms of professional work. The experiences I had changed my thinking and led to some important discoveries that are the foundation for my work in 2017.

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What is Mindfulness?

What is Mindfulness?

What is being mindful mean? It is the act of being intentional with my actions.  I comes up in little things, like setting down a phone, table, or moving away from a computer screen when someone shows up in person.  It’s paying full attention when I am on the phone or at a conference.  At its core, being mindful is the act of doing one thing at a time.

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