Tuesday, December 19, 2017

Mindfulness in Schools: Mindfulness and the Brain for Children

In this video, Dr. Diane Gehart and David Siegel introduce elementary students to mindfulness and describe in child-friendly language how it helps the brain. Students learn about their stress response or "lizard brain" and their "smart parts" (prefrontal cortex). Understanding the neurobiology helps motivate children and adults to practice mindfulness regularly.

Monday, December 18, 2017

Just the Way You Are

Most children in the United States that were born between the late sixties and the early nineties watched Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood. Most can probably still remember all the words to the theme song. The format of the show was uncomplicated and yet profound. This kind man presented a show that transcended anything else in television history because at the core of his program there was a depth of thoughtfulness and a patient discipline. Source: Documentary Storm

Just the Way You Are from Travis Lee Ratcliff on Vimeo.

Sunday, December 10, 2017

Solution Focused Parent Conferences

Please pass this on to your Principal or Professional Development Coordinator ..

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Sunday, June 25, 2017

Why Design Should Include Everyone

Sinéad Burke is acutely aware of details that are practically invisible to many of us. At 105 centimeters (or 3' 5") tall, the designed world -- from the height of a lock to the range of available shoe sizes -- often inhibits her ability to do things for herself. Here she tells us what it's like to navigate the world as a little person and asks: "Who are we not designing for?"

Source: https://www.ted.com/talks/sinead_burke_why_design_should_include_everyone