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[EXPERIMENT] CLOSE OUT THE SCHOOL YEAR WITH THIS REFLECTION PRACTICE

The school year is coming to an end. More than likely, you’ve experienced a combination of love, laughter, frustration, joy, sadness, early mornings, late nights, ups and downs...

There were lessons, there were pivotal moments and there was simply just never enough time. This school year will never happen again - your students are different now and so are you. Whether you’ve had a challenging year or the best year yet, take some time to capture the lessons and create an epic school year to come.

REFLECTION EXPERIMENT:
Take a moment to reflect on your school year. Answer some or all of these questions BEFORE leaving for summer break:

  • What created the most joy this school year?
  • What was my biggest lesson this year?
  • How did I show up effectively for my students?
  • How did I show up ineffectively for my students?
  • What is one thing I’m proud of?
  • What will I do more of next school year?
  • What will I do less of next school year?
  • What was my favorite moment from this school...
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[TED Talk] Mindfulness and Neural Integration

"When you give in service to other people, you end up being happier yourself." 

Daniel Siegel, MD, is Clinical Professor of psychiatry at UCLA, Co-Director of Mindful Awareness Research Center, Executive Director of Mindsight Institute, author, and recipient of numerous awards and honorary fellowships. This talk examines how relationships and reflection support the development of resilience in children and how to incorporate some of his ideas and models into your practice. 

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