Tag Archives: SEL

11 Ideas for Cultivating Gratitude in the K-8 Classroom

In our work with teachers and counselors around the United States, we are in a unique position to see what trends and common issues face schools. One particularly strong trend is an emphasis on social and emotional learning (SEL) to … Continue reading

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The Happiness Contagion

Pay it Backward Have you ever had a stranger help you from out of the blue? Our good friend Don was recently thinking about the quality of empathy and what it would be like to receive such a random act … Continue reading

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How to Treat ADHD Effectively? Pills, Skills & Love

Joseph, a five year old boy diagnosed with ADHD, was making good progress in yoga class at school. He was coming to friendship group once a week, and his mom and dad were working with me [Lynea] on parenting skills. … Continue reading

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Technology Alone Is Not Enough: Creativity, Vision & a Whole Child Approach to Education

Recently, Lynea and I were asked to speak at a conference about technology’s impact on education. Immediately, my thoughts turned to what we feel is one of the greatest challenges facing us as educators and parents: the addictive nature of … Continue reading

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Social-Emotional Learning Boosts Academic Achievement

Since we started Yoga Calm more than ten years ago, an impressive body of research has been published on the positive impact of yoga and social-emotional learning on academic performance. It supports what we’ve seen in practice and what we’ve … Continue reading

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