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Your Monthly Mindful Moment

Happy October! The first week of the month is when we will always feature a new mindfulness practice (if you missed last month’s Heartfulness practice, check it out here!) We started out this month in an exciting way -  with Linda featured on today’s WUSA ...
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Great Addition to Your Class Library: Henry Is Kind

Would you like to help your children be more mindful and kind at the same time? This sweet story, just released by Tilbury House Publishers, tells how one class came together to help a peer understand his own kindness. The story also introduces the mindfulness ...
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A Pint of Peace: Heartfulness

Welcome to our new blog for the school year. This brief format will feature mindfulness practices, short anecdotes from our own teaching practices, updates on our new venture, Kaleidoscope Kids Club, and answers to Frequently Asked Questions about Peace of Mind.  The first week of the ...
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Mindfulness with Marleigh!

One of our wonderful Peace of Mind students, Marleigh,  has made this video to teach a mindfulness practice called Four Square Breathing.  This short video is for kids, parents, teachers and anyone who may need a little calm or space in their day.  Please give ...
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Summer Mindfulness Tips for Parents

Dear Parents, welcome to summer! So, how do you feel?   Wishing you felt a little more of your kids’ joy and freedom, and a little less stress about how it’s all going to work?   We understand, having been there ourselves. The Peace of Mind Program ...
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A Transformative Kindness Project for your Class

This week in Peace of Mind class at Lafayette we are turning our attention to kindness.  We have spent the past several weeks working on conflict resolution and now at the end of the year, when the weather warms up and the kids are gearing ...
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Black Children Are Not Historical Figures: The Importance of Representation in Children’s Books.

I am a public school teacher in Washington, DC. A few years ago I wanted to teach a lesson about brain science for my young students.  To my surprise, I couldn’t find a single children’s storybook that told the story I wanted to tell, and ...
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Armed with Love

All of the talk lately about school shootings and arming teachers reminded me of one of my heroes.  Antoinette Tuff was the school bookkeeper in DeKalb County Georgia who in 2013 single-handedly prevented a school shooting by disarming the potential gunman.  Did she have a ...
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Mindfulness, inclusion and umbrellas in the rain

This morning as I was walking our dog, I came upon a group of middle schoolers waiting on the corner for their bus. Or I should say, corners. On the right were two groups of talking, jostling kids, huddling close together under shared umbrellas in ...
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Football and Mindfulness?

Football and mindfulness?  Most people wouldn't think that football and mindfulness would really go together, but in Peace Class, you never know what will happen.  Last Monday morning my students came in even groggier than usual.  It was the morning after the Superbowl and most of ...
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