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Archive - March 2013

Using Call and Response to Deepen Thinking, Part I

Because of the growing emphasis on social-emotional learning in education, the focus has been on using culturally responsive (CR) techniques to get students motivated and engaged by creating a classroom community that is affirming and validating.  This is where many who want to be more culturally responsiveness stop. But, what do we do once we…

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Mindfulness as Path to Reduce Unequal Discipline

“Mindfulness means paying attention in a particular way — on purpose, in the present moment, and non-judgmentally.     Jon Kabat-Zinn   Last week I joined a group of educators interested in mindfulness as a tool in the classroom.  Our group leader, Kate Janke of the Heart-Mind Education Project has been working to bring mindfulness to schools…

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