Category Archives: mindfulness

Busy People NEED quiet time… Harvard Business Review

The case for slowing down and cultivating a mindfulness practice has never been stronger. In our busy modern lives, we need to find quiet time, for thinking and reflecting and expressing gratitude. I am confident that our students, who are … Continue reading

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Empathy and Kindness, now more than ever…

  How to foster empathy and kindness in children This article in the Washington Post is timely as we help children navigate not only their own relationships, but watch the tenor of the presidential election this fall, and sometimes even … Continue reading

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Mindfulness as a tool to pay attention, listen and express gratitude

I shared this in our faculty meeting last week. Interesting, for sure… TEDx Talk: Dr. Kristen Race on Mindfulness  

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One more time, the proven benefits of mindfulness for children.

Hard to dispute the obvious benefits… The Mindful Child…

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The role of Social Emotional Learning in College Placement

It is interesting to see schools struggle with affective issues: how we relate to each other in schools. Institutions in various sectors: public, ┬ácharter and for profit schools try and emulate what has, in fact, been happening in independent school … Continue reading

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Washington Post Parenting Blog on Connecting with your teen!

I definitely can trace the history of my own life through a soundtrack of my own choosing. I have always felt connected to music and have firm opinions about “my music” and the periods of my life that this music … Continue reading

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The power of mindfulness keeps coming back around…

This idea that the best education connects to all parts of us is real. The healthy integration of mind, body and spirit are essential to growing good human beings. http://www.wsj.com/articles/schools-rethink-health-class-incorporate-mindfulness-training-1431306596

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