I covered a class for their recess, and they were pretty rambunctious because it was raining and we couldn’t go out. I showed them how to do the [Starfish] breathing from Pure Edge, Inc., and they ALL calmed down. It was amazing. The teacher came in the middle of it and stated she is going to use that. I was so excited!
Principal DC Public Schools
Working with Michelle this year has really helped us teach our teachers how to seamlessly integrate SEL for adults and students into every part of our personal and professional lives… we’d love and need to keep working with the Pure Edge family as we continue to make progress towards our district’s ideal vision of educating the whole child by providing rigorous, joyful, and inclusive academic and social emotional learning experiences.
Milwaukee Public Schools 4th Grade Teacher
The vast majority of my students reported in their portfolio conference that the mind body connection section of the Mini Unit was the science lesson they enjoyed the most all year!
School Counselor Metro Nashville Public Schools
The multifaceted impacts of mindfulness. I really can use it in every area of my job and personal life.
Educator Relay Lab School
[The most valuable part was] Learning how mindfulness and breathing/brain breaks are helpful to students who have experienced childhood trauma. The emotional effects of this type of practice on these students is so positive and will help them feel less isolated and out of control.
Participant, Virtual Field Trips with Pure Edge, Inc.
Thank you for the time changes to accommodate Pre-K schedules! Also, the 15 group time is perfect. Love the fun movement and breathing exercises. Thank you!
Everything you shared has made me realize that human connection is the key to establishing a positive relationship with students and a way to teach them self-awareness
Educator, Commonwealth of Northern Mariana Islands
I have learned so much from this training. From the scientific aspect of this all, the social emotional statistics of learning, to the exercise, sequences, and brain breaks. Love it all!!!
High School Educator DCPS
I was more stressed, and strategies worked more than I had imagined.
Elementary Educator DCPS
I felt relaxed each time I did the breathing exercises.
Principal, Palm Beach County Schools
This training changed my life.
Public Health Peace Corps Volunteer
I am serving as Public Health Peace Corps Volunteer and have been using Pure Edge sequences and posture guides since I first arrived to Mongolia…I started all of my health classes with breathing exercises … this club has turned into one of the most meaningful parts of my Peace Corps service, and I just wanted to say thank you for giving me access to your materials because without them I never would have the confidence to start this group.
The role of a principal can sometimes be challenging, but as @SecCardona shares, principals play an important role in motivating their school communities, building trust with parents, and fostering a true love of learning among their students. Happy #NationalPrincipalsMonth!