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Tip of the Week: Engaging Students, Start to Finish

As you get more and more experienced with your teaching, you will quickly learn what your “slam dunk” activities are…the ones that the kids simply…

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a hole in my mouth!

i had a fairly busy day after lunch yesterday. first i had to meet with a new yoga space…or at least with the person in charge of said space. you know, meet, greet, smile.🙂 then i went to teach a class of 14 kids and their parents…all of whom were new to me. you know […]

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but you promised…

i have one group of preschoolers whose favorite thing to do right after meditation is run over and plop down in my lap. by this, i mean PLOP, not sit. and if i don’t stem the process quickly enough, another child will plop on top of the first and so on, making a ploppy lotus […]

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it’s the buddha smash!

one of my very favorite students has been diligently planning his birthday, exploring his vast options. granted, planning his birthday parties is pretty much a year-round sport for him, but now, just two months away from the big FIVE, it’s time to get serious. today he asked me–not unlike a formal interview–“shana, do you do […]

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kumbaya!

i was working with one of my all-time favorite students yesterday. this eight-year-old boy hangs on my every word, does everything i say…with a smile,…

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kumbaya!

i was working with one of my all-time favorite students yesterday. this eight-year-old boy hangs on my every word, does everything i say…with a smile, no less, and if he falls, always asks “can i try it again?” if i could clone this kid and work with him all day, i would. well, add this […]

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"I had such a wonderful time [at your teacher training] and it was so inspiring. I've read other books and material on teaching kids, but nothing has particularly grabbed me, but I really can see how your style will work...I feel very priveleged to have met you and to have learned from you."

- kim mccormick, teacher training graduate, sydney, australia


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