Real learning can be hard, often scary, work fill with uncertainty and self-doubt.
This three minute long animated video from Happify provides a basic perspective on how cultivating a practice of mindfulness can help develop an awareness of what we are thinking and feeling in each moment. This can be especially valuable in those moments where we are feeling the natural discomfort of real learning.
Perhaps the most important thing that we can teach our students is about the process of learning itself. To be patient with ourselves in the face of challenge. To nurture the thoughts that make us stronger while noticing and releasing those that hold us back. In the words of the video, to feed the wolf that is "compassionate, loving, truthful, generous, and peaceful."
Video is available here on Youtube.
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