Last week I had the pleasure of talking with Jana York, author of U is for Understanding: Claire’s Journey Toward Mindfulness. We had a great conversation about mindfulness and its role in our personal and professional lives. Jana embraced mindfulness years ago because it allows her to fully experience the present. “I claim it as my superpower,” she writes in Educating Mindfully: Stories of School Transformation Through Mindfulness. Throughout the past few years, Jana has worked hard to give others this superpower through her work as a Public Health Coordinator, teacher, and author.
To read more about our conversation and access free resources for starting a mindfulness practice in your classroom, visit my blog post. Jana offers great freebies such as Grapeful Eating and Gratitude Clouds. My First of the Month Freebie for November is a 30 Days of Gratitude Writing Activity.
Also, I’m giving away a copy of Jana’s book this month! You can enter to win by clicking here– the raffle ends November 7th and I will notify the winner by email. Please feel free to share this giveaway opportunity with your teacher friends!
On another note, if you have purchased the First Grade Math Centers Mega Bundle, I just added a PDF listing all of the activities & corresponding skills and standards. Hopefully this helps you stay organized! Just visit this resource in “My Purchases” on Teachers Pay Teachers to download the update.