I love that more and more people are interested in meditating. In fact, other teachers at my school have been requesting more meditation sessions. So at the end of March, I’ll be leading another guided meditation session in my classroom. It’s a great chance to de-stress and breathe after the rush of a busy school day.
As a teacher, I’ve learned that my mental health and ability to stay calm greatly impact my effectiveness. I often think of my students as a mirror. If I’m frazzled or upset, the next thing I know, I have 3 kids crying. On the other hand, if I model good self-regulation and breathe through frustration, I equip my students with the skills they need to thrive.