Teacher Appreciation Day

Hey Zeople — it’s Teacher Appreciation Day today and it’s time to reflect on this wonderfully important people in our lives!

Who was your best teacher? And how did they impact your life?

Here’s some other (famous) folks discussing the impact of teachers on their lives:

http://www.edutopia.org/blog/why-teaching-matters-george-lucas

http://www.lettersofnote.com/2013/11/i-embrace-you-with-all-my-heart.html

And I really liked this one:

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/kaitlin-roigdebellis/a-letter-to-teachers_b_4697032.html

_Dear Future Teacher,
You are why the world works. You are the common denominator. No, really, you are. _…..

 

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Learningz, July 29

July 29, 2013:

Great article today from Forbes on the cross between mindfulness and the education system.

How Yoga Could Help Keep Kids In School

http://www.forbes.com/sites/alicegwalton/2013/07/24/how-yoga-might-save-the-u-s-trillions-of-dollars-and-a-lot-of-lives/

I actually think that while the title is catchy it’s a bit misleading….Here’s more of an overview of the project:

Therefore, Bose and his colleagues have done what are also beginning to, combining movement and mindfulness into one program, called Transformative Life Skills (TLS), which incorporates elements of movement, attention training and relaxation skills. The 18-week program can be introduced to schools relatively cheaply. The research so far has shown that it can be extremely helpful in helping kids reduce levels of negative thinking, negative affect, revenge motivation, depression, emotional arousal, physical arousal, rumination, perceived-stress, attitudes toward violence; and it’s been associated with greater levels of self-control, tolerance for distress, and school engagement.