Don’t Take It So Personally

As a Special Education Teacher I have to have thick skin. I teach children who have autism and many of these children come without filters. On any given day one of my students could call me stupid, or old, or fat. Most of my students are not being malicious, although I have been called anContinue reading “Don’t Take It So Personally”

The Importance of Mindfulness

Being mindful is important both in and out of the classroom. What exactly do I mean when I say that it’s important to be mindful? If you were to Google “mindfulness” you will see it defined as being present. For me, being mindful is paying attention to the present moment. It’s paying attention to myContinue reading “The Importance of Mindfulness”