Mindful Minutes with ACEI – Safe Space, Virtual Place

March 27th, 2020 Recognizing the collective anxiety and the stress induced by the uncertainty the current global pandemic has brought on, ACEI has set out to host a weekly or bi-weekly webchat for co-workers, colleagues, and friends. We will offer these webchats until no longer needed. On Wednesday, March 25, 2019, we hosted our first […]

Back to School Essentials: Yoga and Mindfulness for Children and Teens

September 8th, 2017 Required School Supplies: 3-1 1/2 3-ring binder 4 packages college lined loose-leaf paper 1 composition notebook (ELA) Compassion Generosity Kindness Patience Parents across the country are scrambling from store to store scooping up supplies. Kids and teens are starting to wake up early again. Administrators and teachers are putting final touches on new curriculum […]

Why Does Mindfulness Matter in Schools

07/15/16 This is not an article about the neuroscience supporting mindful practices in schools. For that good stuff, click here and here. Nor is this a treatise on the many ways mindful practices contribute to academic success. You can read about that here. And click here for a well executed visual on the importance of mindful practices […]

Creative Imagery to Support Teen Mindfulness

April 14th, 2016 We are pleased to have our guest blogger, and favorite educator, Abby Wills, contributing to this week’s blog. Abby and her team at Shanti Generation have been steadfast with their drive and passion to promote the teaching of mindfulness to teens in our schools. In this week’s blog Abby shares with us […]

Top Mindfulness in School Resources

October 2nd, 2015 It’s a new school year and I’m excited about all of the momentum building to support mindfulness in schools at all ages. Here is a shortlist of favorite resources and programs available now to foster social-emotional intelligence, resilience and overall wellness in school communities. Mindfulness for Teachers: Simple Skills for Peace and […]

Get Teens Talking About Mindfulness

September 25, 2014 Teens hear their peers’ voices and words in very different ways than they hear their parents and teachers. This is why getting teens to talk about their mindfulness experiences is a pivotal component of effective teen yoga classes. I encourage teen yoga teachers to “get good” at facilitating potent group discussions. The […]

5 “What If” Questions for Engaged Education

January 9th, 2014 What if…. teachers asked students: “What would you like to learn today?” What if…. administrators asked teachers: “What values are your students learning?’ What if…. parents were asked to express what they want their children to learn? What if…. overall well-being were the first outcome we assessed? What if…. schools set out to discover the unique traits […]

The Mindful Educator’s Bookshelf: The Mindful Brain by Daniel J. Siegel

November 21th, 2013 Sharing resources I’ve collected and created over my teaching and learning career is one of my passions. This blog series offers insights into books covering a broad range of topics contributing to mindful education, including yoga, meditation, democratic education, pedagogy, diversity, culture and more. Choosing the first book of this series was […]