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Mrs. Idris, Ms. Chai, Mrs. Ramer, Mr. Panlilio, Ms. Beemer, Mr. Tran, Ms. Shah, Mr. Schultz and I collaborated to create a resource video on mindfulness.  We are all finding that distance learning has created an inordinate amount of stress and anxiety for our students. Our solution is to provide a video that not only defines mindfulness but shows teachers practicing mindfulness in their own lives. 

This is a six minute video that includes the last 5 chapters of Danny Penman’s and Mark William’s interpretation of mindful living.  It includes multiple exercises that are easy to integrate into a student’s everyday life, and there is an intense focus on the ability to enjoy life, even during difficult moments, using mindfulness.

Mindset is a book written by Carol Dweck that explores how your mental habits can change your mindset to better your relationships, academics and ultimately- your career.  This video will guide your through eight reflective questions meant to help you understand your current mindset and grow into an even better one.
During the last few weeks of the semester, some students may be struggling while others have found their rhythm. This is the perfect opportunity for student leaders to help their peers finish strong both ethically and academically. This video contains a powerful message that may prompt them to do so.
The key to success in school, especially during Final’s Week, isn’t merely talent or intelligence, but rather a combination of passion and perseverance called GRIT. 
The secret to outstanding achievement is not talent but grit: a special blend of passion and persistence.  In Grit Part 2, we explore Angela Duckworth’s formula for finding and pursuing your individual passions.
There are three parts to becoming an effective self-advocate: knowing yourself, knowing your needs, and knowing how to get what you need. This video, entitled “Self-Advocacy”,  provides four simple tips that students can use to advocate for themselves in an educational environment.
 Being reflective can be powerful during Distance Learning.  Sometimes turning off the computer and allowing yourself focus inward can lead to happiness, energy and creativity. This video, entitled Quiet by Susan Cain, explores the power of reflection.
This is Part 2 of the book review over Quiet, written by Susan Cain. As reviewed in Part 1, this book is about the power of being reflective and the serenity it can bring students during chaotic times.


Atomic Habits, by James Clear, is a guide to breaking bad behaviors and adopting good ones. This short video illustrates how small, incremental, everyday routines compound into massive, positive change over time.

Deep Work by Cal Newport is a guide that helps students focus on challenging school assignments in a distracting world. During a time when Instagram, Snapchat, Twitter, and texting are at your fingertips, this book helps you to devise a plan to both get quality work done while still enjoying the positive aspects of social media.

We've almost made it to the finish line of this school year yet finals still loom before us. The concepts presented in this video, taken from Cal Newport's Deep Work, provide great techniques that can help students successfully complete their upcoming assignments with a healthy mindset in place.