1. Adventures in Learning's Recommendations - Mindfulness Education

    Here are some more books on Mindfulness for the classroom.

  2. Adventures in Learning's Recommendations - Children's Book

    I put all the children books I recommended in one place… a good mix of books. What ones should I add?

  3. ailedubooks:

    blackchildrensbooksandauthors:

    Before There Was Mozart: The Story of Joseph Boulogne, Chevalier de Saint-George

    Lesa Cline-Ransome

    Joseph Boulogne loved music. The singing of the birds, the beat of drums, the peal of church bells—and most of all, the soaring notes of his violin. But as the son of a white plantation owner and a black slave, newly arrived in France from the West Indies, what chance did Joseph have for success with his music? Here is the true story of an extraordinary boy who overcame the prejudices of his peers to become one of the finest classical musicians in all of Europe.

    Author’s Photo

    This lushly illustrated book by Lesa Cline-Ransome and James E. Ransome introduces us to a talented musician and an overlooked figure in black history.

    Wanted to share this book 

    Find it here

    -Adventures in Learning

    Reblogged from: ailedubooks
  4. Mindfulness in the Classroom book series

    by Thich Nhat Hanh

    Summery:Initially designed as stretching breaks between long periods of sitting meditation, Thich Nhat Hanh’s Mindful Movements became so popular they’re now an integral part of his retreats. Based on yoga and tai chi movements, these simple, effective exercises reduce mental, physical, and emotional stress. The book Mindful Movements introduces the program to the general public. The ten routines are designed to be easily accessible and can be performed by people of all ages and all body types, whether they’re familiar with mindful practices or not. They can be done before or after sitting meditation, at home, at work, or any time the reader has a few minutes to refresh both mind and body. For those new to meditation, the exercises are an easy way to get acquainted with mindfulness as a complete, multifaceted practice. For current practitioners, the movements add a welcome physical element to a sitting meditation practice.

    This is the second book of my recommendation for teaching mindfulness in the classroom.  Find it here  and find the first book here

    -Adventures in Learning

  5. I grow these in that small space from old potatoes.  #sidewalkpotates #recycledpotatoes #summer2014

    I grow these in that small space from old potatoes. #sidewalkpotates #recycledpotatoes #summer2014

  6. newyorker:

Roz Chast goes back to school, in this week’s issue of the magazine.
Cartoon by Roz Chast

    newyorker:

    Roz Chast goes back to school, in this week’s issue of the magazine.

    Cartoon by Roz Chast

    Reblogged from: newyorker
  7. adventuresinlearning:

    ailedubooks:

    A Still Quiet Place: A Mindfulness Program for Teaching Children and Adolescents to Ease Stress and Difficult Emotions by Amy Saltzman MD

    Summery:

    A Still Quiet Place presents an eight-week mindfulness-based stress reduction (MBSR) program that therapists, teachers, and other professionals can use to help children and adolescents manage stress and anxiety in their lives, and develop their natural capacities for emotional fluency, respectful communication, and compassionate action. The program detailed in this book is based on author Amy Saltzman’s original curriculum, which has helped countless children and adolescents achieve significant improvements in attention and reduced anxiety.

    One of the easiest ways to find the still quiet place within is to practice mindfulness—paying attention to your life experience here and now with kindness and curiosity. The easy-to-implement mindfulness practices in this guide are designed to help increase children and adolescents’ attention, learning, resiliency, and compassion by showing them how to experience the natural quietness that can be found within.

    The still quiet place is a place of peace and happiness that is alive inside all of us, and you can find it just by closing your eyes and breathing.

    Find it Here

    I am hoping to use some to use this book this year to help create a culture of mindfulness in our classroom. I will be sharing a number of other books on mindfulness that I hope to use in the classroom this year.

    -Adventures in Learning

    Reblogged from: adventuresinlearning
  8. strangenewclassrooms:

theonion:

TIP: Discourage teacher turnover by downplaying the importance of having money and respect

Perfect. 10/10 support all of these.

    strangenewclassrooms:

    theonion:

    TIP: Discourage teacher turnover by downplaying the importance of having money and respect

    Perfect. 10/10 support all of these.

    Reblogged from: strangenewclassrooms
  9. unskoolery:

    happyhomestead:


    Nearly one third of our food ends up in the trash can. There is hope, however, in the form of worms, which naturally convert organic waste into fertilizer. Matthew Ross details the steps we can all take to vermicompost at home — and why it makes good business sense to do so.

    Lesson by Matthew Ross, animation by Cinematic Sweden.

    View full lesson

    Reblogged from: unskoolery
  10. A young child is a whole person, as whole at an early stage of life as an adult is whole at a later stage. This means that children are not lesser beings; they are simply at an early stage of life, the all-important formative stage.

    Raffi (via fuckyeahradicaled) Amen!

    PS. Follow Raffi on Twitter.. he is awesome…

    Reblogged from: fuckyeahradicaled
  11. BRAND NEW Book!

I Am Jazz by   Jessica Herthel

Summery: 

I Am Jazz is the story of a transgender child based on the real-life experience of Jazz Jennings, who has become a spokesperson for trans kids everywhere.
From the time she was two years old, Jazz knew that she had a girl’s brain in a boy’s body. She loved pink and dressing up as a mermaid and didn’t feel like herself in boys’ clothing. This confused her family, until they took her to a doctor who said that Jazz was transgender and that she was born that way. Jazz’s story is based on her real-life experience and she tells it in a simple, clear way that will be appreciated by picture book readers, their parents, and teachers.

This new book is awesome! Glad Gender is becoming more of a nuance conversation! Great to think kids can have a book to help them feel more at home in their body! Excited to get this for our class. We are very sensitive to this in our class and we are hoping to create a community in our class that in open to any identity that students feel good about themselves.  Find it here and please support it or share it!
-Adventures in Learning
    BRAND NEW Book!

    Summery:

    I Am Jazz is the story of a transgender child based on the real-life experience of Jazz Jennings, who has become a spokesperson for trans kids everywhere.

    From the time she was two years old, Jazz knew that she had a girl’s brain in a boy’s body. She loved pink and dressing up as a mermaid and didn’t feel like herself in boys’ clothing. This confused her family, until they took her to a doctor who said that Jazz was transgender and that she was born that way. Jazz’s story is based on her real-life experience and she tells it in a simple, clear way that will be appreciated by picture book readers, their parents, and teachers.

    This new book is awesome! Glad Gender is becoming more of a nuance conversation! Great to think kids can have a book to help them feel more at home in their body! Excited to get this for our class. We are very sensitive to this in our class and we are hoping to create a community in our class that in open to any identity that students feel good about themselves.  Find it here and please support it or share it!

    -Adventures in Learning

  12. burgertv:

    Just for fun: Who’s your favorite Belcher?

    Click the first link to take a quick poll! 

    all of them

    Reblogged from: burgertv
  13. Books on Mindfulness for Kids

    Reblogged from: ailedubooks
  14. ailedubooks:

    diversityinya:

    6 Novels in Verse About Characters With Disabilities

    Thanks to Carli Spina at YALSA’s The Hub for permission to post her list of YA novels in verse about characters with disabilities. Read the original post here to see more about the books.

    links in Bold

    Reblogged from: ailedubooks
  15. holtthink:

“Empowering educators by connecting them to a network of others who share ideas, strategies & encouragement is a supremely benevolent act.” -Kevin Honeycutt

    holtthink:

    “Empowering educators by connecting them to a network of others who share ideas, strategies & encouragement is a supremely benevolent act.” -Kevin Honeycutt

    Reblogged from: holtthink
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