September 17, 2020

It starts gradually. The passion you once had begins to dim. Your “good morning” morphs into a robotic refrain, more like a reflex than a greeting. Your mind and body wander, slew-footed from one task to the next—grabbing at the ends of it before your knees buckle. And...

August 25, 2020

We know who they are. We whisper about them. We publicly shame them. We communicate non-verbally that is what you get for being so fast. But rarely do we ask questions like--what happened, how are you in this moment? Rarely do we ask them to lunch or praise them for wh...

August 20, 2020

As educators, we often overstep with children. We say things that we can’t take back and too often do not apologize for it. Let me give you an example. In my past work as a restorative practices coach, I remember a situation where a group of 7th-grade students stood in...

August 10, 2020

I thought this blog post was going to be about how mindfulness can support students who’ve experienced trauma. As a former educator, who has had the pleasure of working in predominately African-American schools or schools with majority students of color, I was going to...

August 19, 2019

We've all had students who are time enough for us. No matter the rule, consequence or punishment--we are unable to make headway, unable to 'get' this kid to 'do right'. No technique will work. No strategy delivered by the 'expert' professional developer will do the tri...

March 26, 2018

S.A.G.E. treats mindfulness (and heartfulness) as a transformative practice, the fruits of which increase through consistent practice. We believe to transform the world—or even a small corner of it—you have to transform yourself. This transformation begins with seeing...

March 20, 2018

Under the direction of Principal Lisa Brown, S.A.G.E Wellness will be launching its Mindful Leaders program at New Song Academy this spring! In this program, parents and children learn about the tenants of social-emotional intelligence and mindfulness. Research has fou...

March 10, 2018

Danielle Thomas, Teach for America-Baltimore’s Director of Learning Communities, invited S.A.G.E. Wellness to lead a professional development on well-being and teacher self-care. How can we be present for others, when we are empty and burned out? While classroom manage...

March 1, 2018

S.A.G.E. Wellness recently led a workshop with Baltimore County Public Schools entitled “Roots & Branches: Mindful Restorative Practices that Raise Awareness, Consciousness, and Shift Mindsets” Participants discussed the importance of cultivating a race and equity lens...

January 24, 2018

BALTIMORE, MD – January 24, 2018 – S.A.G.E. Wellness is pleased to announce a new Peace Room for teachers at New Song Academy. Located in Baltimore’s Sandtown-Winchester neighborhood, New Song Academy enrolls 160 students in pre-K through 8th grade. Developing strong r...

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