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How Can Mindfulness Help With Chronic Pain?

More than 100 million adults in the U.S. deal with chronic pain. After reading an article by Dr. Christiane Wolf, I reached out to her to learn more.<p><b>You say that chronic pain is a malfunctioning side of evolution. What do you mean by that?</b><p>This is my theory as I've considered chronic pain. Acute …

Mindfulness

Letting Go Of Emotional Suffering: Mindfulness Of Your Current Emotion

Mindfulness

Implementing a Schoolwide Mindfulness Program

Below are ten tips about designing, developing, and successfully implementing such a program, gathered through my four years of working in the …

13 Life-Changing Mindfulness Books

By now, you’ve probably heard of mindfulness. The health and lifestyle benefits of mindfulness are well established, because they include regulating …

As a Teacher, I'm Not Sorry Your Kids Won't Be Getting Their Report Cards

As an elementary school teacher for the Toronto District School Board, I cannot begin to tell you how upset I am that your child will not be getting …

Ontario wants students to learn about Indigenous treaties

According to the official Government of Ontario website, Ontario is covered by 46 treaties and similar agreements. These were established between the …

Several Ontario school boards say they will issue final report cards

After causing an uproar when they warned parents not to expect their children's end-of-term report cards, several Ontario school boards are now saying public elementary students will receive a summary document with their marks.<p>The reversals began with the Toronto District School Board, which …

TDSB approves plan for K-12 First Nations school

A Toronto school board has given the go-ahead for a new school with a curriculum focused on Aboriginal education and traditions.<p>The Toronto District …

13 Simple Ways to Integrate Technology into any Lesson Plan

The pressure is on, and educators are feeling it more and more.<p>Principals and school boards everywhere are requiring teachers to <b>integrate technology</b> …

15 Ways to Deepen Your Formative Assessment Practice

Formative assessment is a process that takes place during the learning experience. When it is done right, the findings immediately inform feedback …

Pedagogy

Extend learning by NOT using grades

<i>When a grade is given, the learning stops.</i><i></i><i><br>When specific feedback is provided and extending questions are asked, the learning goes deeper.</i><br>We've all …