Irresistible Feeling

I cannot help but wonder as I teach a biology unit in science at life’s miraculous presence from the microscopic level to our vast universe.  I think it is time to infuse Common Core (and its critics) with movement.  Let us move from thinking to feeling.  It starts with educators! Teach empathy and model kindness.  Let us move from reacting to reflecting (the real critical thinking) via Subtle Effortless Action.  There is nothing to lose and everything to gain.  Kindness matters more now than ever.  #guncontrol #safeschools

Irresistible Practice

“Practice,” as in homework, takes buy-in.  What’s the buy-in for students in our classroom?  Grades?  Fear of consequences? Accolades?  Certainly not samyama.  It’s time to rethink why we assign homework in the classroom.  Practice is important, but so is teaching why practice is important and how frustration is part of challenge and growth!  via Beautiful Samyama