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Guest Blog Post: Memories of Peace Class

As I get ready to graduate from high school this spring, I find myself reflecting on memories and moments from my childhood. I remember being in Peace Class with Ms. Ryden back when I was a student at Lafayette Elementary School. At the time, school ...
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Join the DC Area Chapter: Coalition of Schools Educating Mindfully (COSEM)

We are stronger together: PoM is launching the COSEM DC Chapter, and we hope you will join our Facebook Group here. We created Peace of Mind to provide resources and a community of practice for educators exploring the power of mindfulness to support their students’ ...
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Monthly Mindful Moment: Four-Square Breathing

This month's mindful moment features a fun breathing exercise using a square shape you trace with your fingers. Its simplicity makes it easy for kids to recall and do on their own. In fact, one of our students made a home video of herself teaching ...
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Online Training Courses Go Live!

Have you wanted to take a Peace of Mind training but don't have time or live outside the DC metro area? We are excited to announce our new online training courses are now available here. These courses represent months of carefully curated content, including research results, ...
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Sharing info about the COSEM Conference Feb 28-Mar 2

Hi all - We're glad to be sharing this info about the upcoming COSEM conference with you.  It's shaping up to be a wonderful event - hope to see you there! The PoM team ...
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One Week to Go! Workshop Offerings for Budding Brains

We are officially down to the final days before our Budding Brains Mini-Conference. All registrations include a FREE copy of the Rosie's Brain storybook by Linda Ryden, and a FREE Brain Anchor chart designed by the Peace of Mind team for teaching neuroscience to children. Just ...
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Meet Our Keynote Speaker – Dr. Elizabeth Hoffman, Ph.D.

In just a few short weeks, our first Mini-Conference will be here! On January 26th we will gather in Washington, DC to learn more about integrating mindfulness with neuroscience while working with children. Our Keynote speaker, Dr. Elizabeth Hoffman, is Program Manager of the national  ABCD ...
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Neuroscience For the New Year

Happy New Year! We are busy preparing for our upcoming conference on teaching neuroscience to children. Sound like too complex a topic to be introducing to children as young as four? Well, we know the brain is a highly sophisticated organ, but we believe it ...
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Gratitude & the Negativity Bias

The past few weeks in Peace Class we have been digging deeper into gratitude. We have also been learning about the brain's Negativity Bias - the tendency of our brains to focus on and remember bad things and to let good things slide out. Our ...
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December’s Monthly Mindful Moment: The Web of Gratitude

During December, our focus on Gratitude continues with a new mindfulness practice called the Web of Gratitude. In Peace Class we've been teaching our students to think about people or things they are grateful for.  Gratitude practice has been shown to be a powerful practice ...
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