It is now the 2nd term of 2nd grade on school hill with a high energy, loving group of kids. The first term was spent working toward expanding the bubble of the self to include the rest of the class. Being Dwapara (energy conscious) kids, they roll and flow in the energy of the collective … Continue reading A Little Meditation Goes A Long Way
Lessons in utilizing the energy body to magnetize students.
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Perhaps recognizing what we care about is a key to opening the door to superconsciousness, to expansive learning, and feeding the stream of a lifelong joy.
One day a bird crashed right into our big window. I have several bird feeders and 12 binoculars right in front of the window so the kids can watch up close anytime. The kids ran outside to see the little bird lying, still alive, but out of its senses on the ground. Everyone was talking … Continue reading Seeing like Birds
Here are two quick stories about how play and imagination can be so instrumental in the learning process. 1. The Catapult's Birthday The other day my students were making catapults out of junk in the back of the classroom for an engineering project. I noticed the first thing one of the groups did was, not … Continue reading Building Creativity & The Importance of Play: A Catapult’s Birthday & The Gold Rush Revisited
Hey teachers! Did you know that you can use Flow Learning for more than just Sharing Nature? I use Flow Learning for EVERYTHING in my classroom. Trust me, it’s worth it and here’s just a few of the benefits you’ll receive: What the Teacher Gets: You will remain energetic all day and go home refreshed … Continue reading Flow Learning for Everything
OUR CLASS PLAY... AT LAST... LOTUS and THE ANIMALS... "If you love it enough, anything will talk to you!" This play is about a little girl who cannot hear or speak, but she is gifted with the love of dance. She becomes friends with some animals who help her understand her many innate qualities, such … Continue reading “If you love it enough, anything will talk to you!”
"Thoughts are universally, not individually, rooted." -Paramhansa Yogananda Often in class, when we are "brain-storming," or "brain-gardening," as some prefer to say, we practice a fun technique I adapted from a story of the life of a well known Bengali singer/saint named, Lalon (c. 1774–1890). The story goes, as it was told to me, when … Continue reading Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration