The Reality of Classroom Management

Finding the Light When I first started teaching over 10 years ago, I was surprised to realize that one of the most challenging things about children’s classes is managing the group. Now I know that this is a key skill required to work with kids. My teacher always quotes a great Roman, Cicero, “The price of liberty is eternal vigilance.” To teach children takes vigilance. Power Struggles In one class is a little boy who I often find sitting in

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Funny Kids Yoga Story

Accidents Happen You may have noticed that my old blog post asks, “Have you ever had someone pee on your yoga mat?” Well, you guessed it – that question comes from personal experience. It happened with a group of toddlers I teach in a Montessori School. For half an hour each week we have our yoga sessions which includes all the aspects of yoga including asana, deep breathing, meditation, and relaxation. Of course all of it is kids-style yoga. If

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