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Teaching Students to Agree to Disagree

A recent political campaign ad went viral, in which two Utah gubernatorial candidates created a video together. “We can debate without degrading each other,” said one of the candidates.

The creative ad, at least in my eyes, was a refreshing change from the intensely volatile culture we have created around political issues and just about anything that we disagree. The gesture demonstrated that two individuals from opposing parties, with opposite ideologies, can intelligently debate...

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Putting the Soul into Educational...

Educational supervision-that is, the field responsible for preparing teachers for the classroom—is way behind the curve when it comes to embracing contemplative, holistic approaches to instruction.

Ironically, teachers, students, and the schools where supervisors work, have embraced the contemplative movement. For example, the mindfulness revolution has entered schools at an impressive rate. Yoga-based programs are in at least 1,000 U.S. schools. A...

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Presidential Election 2020 FREEBIE

On November 3, 2020, Americans will vote in the election for the next  President of the United States.  Each state has a number of “electoral votes”, depending on the state’s representatives to...

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Halloween Interactive Notebook Activity

Halloween Fun Facts

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Turning the Education System Inside-Out...

Ancient Tibetans created a rather unique culture of introspection and self-awareness.

At one point (about the fifteenth century), Tibet created an education system where its people could attend universities for free and devote their time to self-reflection, self-discovery, meditation, and the “inner” or science of the mind.

A critical mass of young people in the society felt part of something meaningful and were provided the guidance and time to develop their inner potential...

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It's Pumpkin Time! Interactive...

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Are YOU Ready for Leif Erikkson Day (...

 

Leif Erikkson Day is October...

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Chair Qigong: A Free Tool for Promoting...

It’s no secret that students, especially those in elementary schools, have trouble sitting at a desk or in front of a screen all day.

It’s natural for children to want to move, jump around, burn off some of their extra, seemingly boundless energy. It’s also apparent that children (and adults) are more distracted than ever. We all need tools to help us focus.  

Movement is good—but researchers are finding that movement coupled with mindful intention, for instance, becoming...

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