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What is the first 2000 days framework and what does it mean for our children?

September 28, 2022

 What is the first 2000 days framework?  The first 2000 days framework is a research-based approach to supporting early childhood development. It focuses on the period from conception through to…

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Do teachers really need professional development?

August 14, 2022

In Australia, different state education boards have varying standards for how many hours and which activities are counted towards ongoing professional development. However, the one thing they all have in…

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Social-Emotional Learning – What is it and why does it matter? 

July 5, 2022

What is social-emotional learning?  Social-emotional learning (SEL) is the process through which children and adults acquire, and effectively apply, the knowledge, attitudes and skills necessary to understand and manage emotions.…

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Self-care for teachers is not a luxury it’s a necessity!

June 21, 2022

Teachers are, without a doubt, one of the most essential figures in our society. They play a vital role in shaping the young minds of tomorrow and preparing our children…

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13 ways to help students overcome social anxiety

June 7, 2022

It’s estimated that between 6% and 15% of school-aged children suffer from social anxiety disorder (SAD), making it the third most common mental health disorder among young people. That means…

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Why we need mindfulness, yoga and breath in schools now more than ever

May 24, 2022

  Mindful meditation and yoga have been shown to be helpful in supporting a variety of mental and physical health conditions, social and emotional development, well-being, learning and cognition in…

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Yoga for kids and why it should be in your early childhood centre

May 10, 2022

Offering kids yoga in your childcare centre brings with it a host of benefits for the children, your staff and your early childhood centre.   By incorporating a centre-based kids yoga…

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Why teachers & kids should be moving, breathing & doing mindful activities

April 26, 2022

The burnout rate amongst rookie teachers is currently sitting at 50%. Youth suicide is the highest it’s been in Australia in 10 years and one in seven   Classrooms are becoming…

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The Karma Classroom – a calm learning environment

March 22, 2022

There’s no denying it, it’s pretty challenging to be a kid these days. With the onslaught of social media and its distractions, temptations and tendency to overstimulate young brains, as…

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5 ways to teach life-long mindfulness in our children  

February 18, 2022

Mindfulness – or learning how to be in the present moment – teaches us how to see and accept things as they are, without emotion or judgment, to simply be…

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Mindfulness and learning how to be in the present moment

February 6, 2022

Mindfulness – or learning how to be in the present moment – teaches children how to see and accept things as they are, without emotion or judgment, to simply be…

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How to help kids find their calm 

January 19, 2022

There’s no denying it, it’s pretty challenging to be a kid these days. With the onslaught of social media and its distractions, temptations and tendency to overstimulate young brains, as…

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5 classroom changes we must create in the next 10 years  

December 8, 2021

Education in the last 80 years has been extremely efficient in teaching content, with students, like empty vessels needing to be filled, receiving all the information from their teacher, ‘the…

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Benefits of Mindful Learning Programs

October 28, 2021

Mrs G is a Year 3 teacher who begins each day with a short ‘Karma Citizen’ discussion on topics like being a peacemaker rather than a bully, compassion, kindness or…

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5 tips to create calm when stuck at home  

July 4, 2021

  Live it, do it    With everything that is going on at the moment and more kids being home for longer periods of time, keeping yourself and your children…

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Changes that need to happen in the next 10 years for a mindful classroom

May 10, 2021

  We now accept the fact that learning is a lifelong process of keeping abreast of change.   And the most pressing task is to teach people how to learn.   Peter…

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Q/A with Beth – Yoga and Mindfulness with Kids

April 24, 2021

How is yoga and mindfulness beneficial for kids    What differentiates Kids Yoga from other large motor activities is its additional focus on deep breathing, mindfulness and meditation. The fun…

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6 mindful activities to help kids feel safe and grounded 

February 14, 2021

There’s possibly never been a time when stress has been so acute. Everyone is stressed! Children absorb the stress of the adults around them and, because of their age, usually…

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