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Attentive Teaching is an education nonprofit that aims to help teachers create peaceful and safe classrooms by recognizing and addressing trauma and stress-related issues through mindfulness and self-regulating techniques. The Attentive Teaching podcast is here to help listeners improve themselves and their classroom. Join educator Cindy Schwartz each Monday to explore mindful teaching strategies and hear from educators, mental health and mind-body professionals, parents and students. Attentive Teaching: where calm is created and resilience is cultivated.

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Attentive Teaching is an education nonprofit that aims to help teachers create peaceful and safe classrooms by recognizing and addressing trauma and stress-related issues through mindfulness and self-regulating techniques. The Attentive Teaching podcast is here to help listeners improve themselves and their classroom. Join educator Cindy Schwartz each Monday to explore mindful teaching strategies and hear from educators, mental health and mind-body professionals, parents and students. Attentive Teaching: where calm is created and resilience is cultivated.

    Five Things I Wish I Knew About Distance Learning | Blogcast

    Five Things I Wish I Knew About Distance Learning | Blogcast

    Distance learning comes with so many challenges, but there are ways teachers can make this work for them and their students. Gloria Giambrone, Teacher-Mentor at Attentive Teaching, shares five things teachers must know when it comes to teaching remotely.



    Narrated by: Tessa Altman



    We hope you enjoy this narrated selection from the Attentive Teaching blog. You can read this blog post and more at the Attentive Teaching blog.

    Subscribe for future "blogcasts" and visit AttentiveTeaching.com for more resources to help create a peaceful and safe classroom for your students and yourself.



    Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram to connect with us and learn more!



    Music:



    Acoustic Meditation 2 by Audionautix is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 license. https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

    Artist: http://audionautix.com/



    Serenity by Audionautix is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 license. https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

    Artist: http://audionautix.com/

    • 7 min
    Teaching Zenfully | Episode 12

    Teaching Zenfully | Episode 12

    When we speak with teachers, they invariably tell us that they are suffering from stress and anxiety more than they ever have in the past. So we thought we’d take a look at one teacher’s explanation of why human beings suffer and what he believed could be done to alleviate it.



    In this episode, we provide an overview of Buddha’s story and how and why he left his privileged life as an Indian prince to become the founder of Buddhism. Buddha believed that our insatiable desires are the root causes of our suffering and that following The Noble Eightfold Path could help us attain peace, balance and ultimately nirvana, which is the absence of suffering.



    Can you utilize The Eightfold Path to help you understand and manage your own suffering and perhaps that of your students?



    Visit AttentiveTeaching.com for more resources and to read the transcript of this episode on our blog. Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram to connect with us and learn more!



    Music:



    River Flute by Kevin MacLeod

    Link: https://filmmusic.io/song/4713-river-flute

    License: https://filmmusic.io/standard-license



    The Sky of our Ancestors by Kevin MacLeod

    Link: https://filmmusic.io/song/4510-the-sky-of-our-ancestors

    License: https://filmmusic.io/standard-license



    Ritual by Kevin MacLeod

    Link: https://filmmusic.io/song/4293-ritual

    License: https://filmmusic.io/standard-license



    Reign by Kevin MacLeod

    Link: https://filmmusic.io/song/4272-reign

    License: https://filmmusic.io/standard-license



    Summer Day by Kevin MacLeod

    Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/4433-summer-day

    License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/



    Stoic Morning by Kevin MacLeod

    Link: https://filmmusic.io/song/4418-stoic-morning

    License: https://filmmusic.io/standard-license



    Laid Back Guitars by Kevin MacLeod

    Link: https://filmmusic.io/song/3964-laid-back-guitars

    License: https://filmmusic.io/standard-license

    • 8 min
    Simple Mindfulness Meditation | Guided Meditation for Teachers

    Simple Mindfulness Meditation | Guided Meditation for Teachers

    Attentive Teaching's Rebecca Bellan narrates a simple mindfulness meditation to help you be responsive, and not reactive, in the classroom.



    Subscribe for future midweek meditations and visit AttentiveTeaching.com for more resources to help create a peaceful and safe classroom for your students and yourself.



    Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram to connect with us and learn more!



    Music:



    Acoustic Meditation 2 by Audionautix is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 license. https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

    Artist: http://audionautix.com/

    • 4 min
    Why Teachers Can Benefit, Personally & Professionally, From Joining A Group | Blogcast

    Why Teachers Can Benefit, Personally & Professionally, From Joining A Group | Blogcast

    There are so many benefits of being part of a community, and in these times, we are learning just how much of an impact it can have on our personal and professional lives. Attentive Teaching co-founder and Executive Director of Social-Emotional Learning Lori Bellan outlines how important it is to belong to a group with a common purpose.



    Narrated by: Tessa Altman



    We hope you enjoy this narrated selection from the Attentive Teaching blog. You can read this blog post and more at the Attentive Teaching blog.



    Subscribe for future "blogcasts" and visit AttentiveTeaching.com for more resources to help create a peaceful and safe classroom for your students and yourself.



    Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram to connect with us and learn more!



    Music:

    Acoustic Meditation 2 by Audionautix is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 license. https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

    Artist: http://audionautix.com/

    • 4 min
    Class Starters | Episode 11

    Class Starters | Episode 11

    The Other Things Matter, a website that many teachers might not know about, is host to a number of articles from what appears to be teachers all over the world. It posts eclectic, honest, and educationally-relevant content, and, in March of 2014, they shared an article by Kevin Stein entitled “Shaken not stirred: 8 ways to start your class different.”



    This article caused us to wonder about the myriad of ways that teachers can begin their lessons. Stein urges teachers to try more unconventional ways to start their classes and to motivate their students to learn. He is out of the box, and his suggestions are worth looking into.



    In this episode, we share  Kevin Stein’s strategies for beginning a lesson along with other practical and creative tips that we feel can help you jumpstart your teaching day.



    Visit AttentiveTeaching.com for more resources and to read the transcript of this episode on our blog. Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram to connect with us and learn more!



    Music:



    Canon In D For Two Harps by Kevin MacLeod

    Link: https://filmmusic.io/song/6959-canon-in-d-for-two-harps

    License: https://filmmusic.io/standard-license



    Luminous Rain by Kevin MacLeod

    Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/4007-luminous-rain

    License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/



    Parting of the Ways - Part 1 by Kevin MacLeod

    Link: https://filmmusic.io/song/4195-parting-of-the-ways---part-1

    License: https://filmmusic.io/standard-license



    Touching Moments Five - Circle by Kevin MacLeod

    Link: https://filmmusic.io/song/4535-touching-moments-five---circle

    License: https://filmmusic.io/standard-license



    Two Together by Kevin MacLeod

    Link: https://filmmusic.io/song/4555-two-together

    License: https://filmmusic.io/standard-license



    Windswept by Kevin MacLeod

    Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/4629-windswept

    License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/



    Winter Chimes by Kevin MacLeod

    Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/4631-winter-chimes

    License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

    • 9 min
    Using Negative Visualization to Improve Your Mood | Mindfulness Snack

    Using Negative Visualization to Improve Your Mood | Mindfulness Snack

    Attentive Teaching's Rebecca Bellan explores how the concept of negative visualization can help improve your mood and break negative thought patterns.



    Subscribe for future midweek "mindfulness snacks" and visit AttentiveTeaching.com for more resources to help create a peaceful and safe classroom for your students and yourself.



    Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram to connect with us and learn more!



    Music:

    Acoustic Meditation 2 by Audionautix is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 license. https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

    Artist: http://audionautix.com/

    • 3 min

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