The Finger Labyrinth – Guide the Marble

Do you ever feel like some larger force is guiding you through your labyrinth of a life path? Maybe you unintentionally step or stumble off of your path but are divinely or intuitively nudged back in the right direction? This was an interesting epiphany as I watched my daughter push a marble along the finger labyrinth …

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The Finger Labyrinth – Make a Rubbing

In this new labyrinth post, you’ll learn how to make artwork from your tabletop finger labyrinth by doing a rubbing with crayon or soft pastel chalk. I love this sort of lesson since it seems that art and mindfulness go hand in hand. When I’ve observed people of all ages do this particular project, I …

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The Finger Labyrinth

Finger labyrinths are amazingly convenient meditative tools that are notorious for helping people calm the mind, the body, and the breath, as well as revitalizing the spirit and enhancing right-brain activity. Walking labyrinths have been used for over 4,000 years as paths to wisdom and peace, and also have connections with mandalas, the body’s seven chakras, …

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Labyrinths as a Tool for Mindfulness

The point of a maze is to find its center, the point of a labyrinth is to find your center. Throughout history labyrinths have been used as a meditative tool symbolizing a journey to our own center, then returning back into the world with more feelings of peace, clarity, and mindfulness. What invaluable emotional gifts …

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Chemistry: Energy Shell Peace Flags – II

This is the ultimate follow-up to the previous Chemistry/Art/Peace lesson called Chemistry: Energy Shell Peace Flags. Before you can attempt the rest of this lesson, you’ll need to see how this is done… click here. Recently, some middle school students got in on the process of making these and chose which elemental groups they wanted …

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Connections: The Value of Touch in the Classroom

I’m a teacher and I cuddle. Does that sound strange? Hear me out… In every classroom and age I’ve taught, I’ve always put a heartfelt emphasis on the value of touch – whether it’s a hug, holding hands, cuddling, putting my hand on the arm or shoulder, and even gently moving hair away from the …

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Chemistry: Energy Shell Peace Flags

A few years ago I was teaching a middle school science class at an SEL school. Because of the school’s alternative nature, I was allowed to use whatever creative methods I wanted to help the kids to understand math and science. In comes the Periodic Table of Elements. It’s pretty fascinating stuff, but not so much …

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