Piecing Together the Positives

We have started week two of "social distancing" and "staying and working at home" because of Coronavirus. The only time we have left the house is to go to the grocery store to get what is left on the shelves while sharing anxious glances with everyone else there. We come home to be surrounded by…

Good Bets for Building Positive Mindsets

As a proud "on and off participant" in various yoga type programs over the last seventeen years, I set a goal of bringing some zen into my classroom this year. Zen and middle school don't always mix though, since zen is more about letting go of control than repeatedly reminding 12-year-olds to "close their eyes…