Let’s Talk About Woke-ism

I was listening to a podcast on Feb 5th by Dave Rubin and the conversation really hit home. It was a talk about Spirituality during a crisis and there was a Christian, a Rabbi, and an Atheist. The entire podcast ( I highly recommend) was enlightening and something that I really connected to was whenContinue reading “Let’s Talk About Woke-ism”

Practical Spirituality

Creating Balance during COVID-19 We’ve been on lockdown due to COVID-19. I wear a mask to food shop. I practice social distancing. I live in NJ and last night they included county parks to the list of things that are now closed. I’ve also been remote teaching for the last ten days. The previous 10Continue reading “Practical Spirituality”

The Art of Letting Go Some things are just not in your control

As a Special Education teacher, I have to find balance between having control of my classroom and letting go of control. It’s my job to make sure that my kids are learning and that the classroom, which consists of eight students and five paraprofessionals, is running smoothly and with teamwork. There are schedules, IEPs toContinue reading “The Art of Letting Go Some things are just not in your control”

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”