Some great ideas here, I love Giant Strides, Rainbow Walk and Marble Roll. For some of my own ideas check out my recent blog post Mindfulness in the Classroom: some helpful suggestions http://www.joyfulmind.net.au/blog. And You Tube clip of my colleague Bobbi Allan and me from Mindfulness in Education http://www.mindfuleducation.com.au/ teaching at school last year. Shakti Burke at work in the classroom at Mindfulness in Education at Dunoon Public School https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ry-sRjRFIW8.Great site, great ideas, wonderful to share. Thank you.
Thanks for sharing these links, Shakti: There are some great suggestions for elementary school teachers at http://www.joyfulmind.net.au/blog/mindfulness-in-the-classroom-some-helpful-suggestions
These are wonderful! Permission to use a few of these for a unit plan for high school teachers? I won't be charging anything or making money on it - I just want to spread the word.
This second post is so that comments will get sent to my email. =)
Hi Joshua, I'm delighted that you're finding the activities useful. Permissions are a little complicated because I created some of the activities and others I have permission to post here but not to publish elsewhere---Could you email me at firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss this?
Due to a strange html error, this page disappeared a few minutes ago, and I'm trying to figure out what's going on. I will probably need to recreate the whole thing based on an old saved version on my laptop... Thanks for your patience as I get it back online...
I have no idea why, but it seems to be working to strip out the html and have the site automatically re-html itself. (Is there a technical term for that?) In any case, thanks for your patience as I got everything back online. This is by far the most popular page on MindfulTeachers.org, so let's just say this has been a challenging test of my 'mindful breathing'. (I confess that my first response was to yell, "Oh, [drat]!" In a calm and mindful way, of course.)
I am looking for approximately eight minute long mindful movement videos to show to students in the classroom. Does anyone have suggestions of where I should look?
I'm not sure what age your students are, but here are a couple of possibilities. a 9-minute video with yoga for kids:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EmeTZGr_R5Qan 8-minute video of Thich Nhat Hanh's '10 mindful movements', apparently from Thai television, but with instructions in English:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E-gEO12BVNU
Great list of resources. It's going to take a while to explore all of these. Bookmarked!
Thanks for your comment. I'm so glad you found this page useful. :-)
I agree, it's essential to establish a personal meditation practice before teaching meditation to others. I would like to share two of favourite guided meditation resources - hope they help you as much with your personal practice as they do mine. http://www.againstthestream.org/category/audio-catergory/meditation/ and https://mindfulnessandpsychotherapy.com/podcast/.
Thanks for your comment, Lottie. Those look like great resources.