Cognitive Yoga

Social Emotional Learning

Social Emotional Learning is the foundation for all other learning. Teaching students to regulate emotions and work together makes it possible to learn well.  From the beginning, the American educational system was seen as the great equalizer so that diverse immigrant populations could learn a common language, break down culture barriers

Transcending the roles

When you acknowledge a child by your present awareness of her or her particular bundle of energy, you are stepping out of the role of teacher to be human beings together. “See me, recognize me as a special individual”, the child seems to say. It is then that you can,

Emotional Intelligence is…

Emotional Intelligence is the art of communicating your truth in a effective and tactful way. It is also receiving another’s truth without becoming resentful of their awkwardness or style. In a way it listening for the meaning and intention of others not just the words. Please follow and like us:

Challenges

Challenges Your authentic self needs a challenge to grow. That’s why service is so important. When we make a little sacrifice by contributing work for the group as we ask the mind to focus on the job, resistance appears. This resistance is composed of a collection of negative comments that

Mirror Listening

Mirror Listening This particular exercise was suggested by Dr. Susan Stillman of Six Seconds. Its usefulness is apparent and the lesson is fairly easy to execute although it requires at least 30 minutes doing a complete round. The objective of the lesson is to have students observe the dynamics of

Freedom in Service

Service provides us with a special kind of freedom. We can detach from the consequences of an action, do our best, perform with attention and love and then release the action back to sumashti. Service requires the unfolding of intelligence, skill and fearlessness. It gives us an opportunity to try

Illumination

From time to time we need to encourage ourselves with an appropriate quote or aphorism that addresses our particular challenge. This exercise is named “Illumination”. Have the kids pick a quote that is meaningful to them, something that gets the juices flowing. It should be quote or saying that is