Teenage boys, in particular, from about the age of 5th grade on up, seem to feel life is grossly unfair (and it is!). Many of my students live in a “sea not of their own making.” No pretty metaphors can make it better, but…in their objections [insert eye rolls here] do not go unnoticed or unappreciated. There’s nothing to do but dive in. I wish I could reach them. but instead I’ll do my best to be present in their classroom lives. That’s what all students deserve again, and again, and again.
Source: Again, and again, and again.
As in life, how do we “let go” in the classroom?
Source: LETTING go?
Restlessness rather than mindset? Resistance in the classroom (and other places)…#liveoutsidetheautobiography
Somewhere along the way, students (and teachers) believe they “can’t.” Learning and life are imperfect, messy, moving, changing. Meditation offers a point of stillness from which to see that all is as it should be.
Source: Unconditionally Capable.
The simplest practices in the classroom often go overlooked, especially by the teacher. Here I suggest (to myself) hitting the simple reset button prior to my teaching day in order to be present. #yoga
The tussle with learning is life-affirming.
There are beginnings that I look forward to, and then there are beginnings where real growth happens.
Source: Beginnings Again