I am a 7th Grade Math Teacher in Western NC, just outside of Asheville. I started teaching ten years ago after 20 years in business. It took me a while to find my true calling, but I am on the right track now!
A few years ago, I started following online posts about mindfulness in schools and how it helps build community and reduce bullying. At the time, I had recently become a member of our PBIS committee, and I convinced other members to allow me to explore the idea of implementing a program at our school. I am happy to say, this past year a colleague and I have provided mindfulness instruction to 60 seventh graders! Our goal is to have all 7th graders receive training next year.
I am glad to have found this community and look forward to learning more from its members.
Shanti ~ Cathy