Tag: teaching

You are already enough – thoughts on self-compassion to a recent student

A few months ago, you found me after class to talk about your racing mind. You shared your frustrations about lacking focus, feeling inadequate, and worrying about the future. I want you to know that I heard you. I want you to know that…

Meditation and Mindfulness: Thoughts from a New Music Teacher

Holly Brown is a third-year elementary band teacher in Connecticut. Ms. Brown teaches band to 4th and 5th students at three different schools within her district. She participated in the 5-day Mindfulness Workshop at IU and is currently enrolled in the MBWP Teacher Training…

Mindfulness and poop – yes, that’s the title

Warning – the following blog post contains strong language. Reader discretion is advised. These thoughts are my own and do not represent anyone or anything at all. Especially anyone who employs me. Today is a shit day. You didn’t get any sleep. Your coffee…

Stress and Mindful Teaching – beyond content and pedagogy in teacher training

At the last National Association for Music Education (NAfME) research conference, I gave a short presentation on the need for teacher training programs to include strategies for helping educators deal with their internal ecology. I like the term “internal ecology” because it puts the…