We have been using two main websites and apps for Panther Pause - Calm and Insight Timer.
CALM is both an app and a website for you to relax using meditations, nature sounds, and peaceful music. Teachers can get a free subscription for their classes of all the guided meditations or you can sign up for the free version which is still awesome.
INSIGHT TIMER is both an app and a website as well. Insight Timer is the most popular free meditation app in the App Store and has a community of mindfulness practitioners for guided meditations. You can also create your own group within Insight Timer. When you are done with a meditation, the app lets you know how many others were meditating at the same time as you. We really enjoy that feature.
Explaining our project to Ms. Harrington. She told us she HAD to meet us!
Leading the group through a body scan meditation.
We ran the autopilot activity for all of our visitors from the Department of Education and the district administrators.
We were honored to have made a connection with Ms. Harrington and appreciate her support!
Today we celebrated a Mindful Monday with our friends in Spain by completing a glitter jar meditation and doing a read aloud of What Does It Mean To Be Present through a Google Hangout. We were also able to practice the Spanish we have been learning in our World Language classes by translating our meditation for our friends.
On Monday, 4/3/17, we are hosting the second round of our Panther "Pause" Challenge Sessions in order to reach more students. The introductory session will be in room 619 (the PRISM room) during 7th and 8th grade flex and 6th grade lunch.
People who have already attended the sessions can come to this round as well! This time, we offer more activities such as mindful sports and outdoor meditation, mainly because the weather is nicer. We'll have Attitudes in Reverse come back with therapy dogs, and host two DIY mindfulness sessions!