Circle Time

Appreciation, Calm, Education for Life, Experiential learning, Focused Attention, Meditation, Teaching Spiritual Principles

Circle Time Every morning, in every Living Wisdom School classroom from preschool to middle school, the school day begins the same way​. ​ Circle Time is a ​special part of the day for the class to come together in unity, set the intention for the day, share and support one another, and s​end​ collective well-wishes to friends, family, and all …

“I like how things are right now!”

Appreciation, Calm, Education for Life, Energy, Experiential learning, Focused Attention

“I like how things are right now!” Our Middle School teacher, Matthew Fredrickson, shares a moment from his classroom. On what seemed like an ordinary Monday morning in our Middle School classroom, one of the sixth grade girls smiled cheerfully as she looked at me and said, “I like how things are right now!” For a moment, I didn’t comprehend …

Raising Consciousness with Affirmations

Education for Life, Energy, Evenmindedness, Experiential learning, Focused Attention, Teaching Spiritual Principles

Raising Consciousness with Affirmations One of our older students came to me expressing frustration about a difficult situation. Knowing this student and her learning process well, I suggested a positive affirmation. “How about, I am healthy, happy and whole?” “What’s whole?” she asked with a puzzled look. “It sounds like I’m a piece of pie or something”, she added. I …

Our Earth and Lava Tubes

Education for Life, Experiential learning, Focused Attention, Teachers, Willpower 26 Comments

Our Earth and Lava Tubes The beautiful fall weather has inspired many field trips to give students more hands-on learning experiences while the weather’s great.The Intermediate class (3-4th grade) is currently working on a unit called Our Earth. They have been studying the earth, geology, and natural disasters. As part of this unit, they took a field trip with the Upper …

Boss of the Day

Energy, Focused Attention, Transitioning, Willpower 1 Comment

Boss of the Day Bharati is a master EFL teacher who taught at Living Wisdom in Beaverton for 15 years and now fills as a teacher whenever there is a need. She was recently filling in for Usha, teaching Communication/Language Arts to the 3rdgrade class. Since the class is 3-4-5th grade, the 3rd graders leave the classroom to do work, …