Last year I wrote a blog post about what I perceived as a commodification of an amazing Buddhist concept: mindfulness, or sati. Today, I would like to go back on the topic, after I've recently attended: a one-day Vipassana meditation retreat;... Continue Reading →
Free and open source IWB software that I find really useful in my everyday teaching.
My considerations on lesson planning on a daily basis.
I read Marc's blog post on a very interesting first day activity book. In the comments section, Chris suggested every teacher should create a personal collection of first day activities. From this discussion, I realised I already do that, so I thought I might share my experience here.
Stemming from the news of a school apparently substituting punishment with Mindfulness practices, a range of articles and commentaries have been written in the past few days on the effectiveness of so-called 'Mindfulness' for teachers and students. Since I have been growing fond of Buddhism in the last few months, and I have read more than one book on the topic, I would like to add my two cents.
With the new school year come many changes in my life. Here's just a few.