Featured Fellow: Trauma-Responsive, Healing Practices with Pamela Reed, Director of Equity and Inclusion in the Rutland City Public School District

By Michelle Hull, CEI Intern Pamela Reed, an educator who has worn many hats during her 13 years of service in the Rutland City Public School system, has transformed the district’s posture towards trauma-skilled practices in the classroom. As a former special educator and classroom teacher at Shrewsbury Mountain School and Rutland’s Northwest Primary School,
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Mindfulness as a Lifeline to Alleviate Stress and Suffering, Increase Health and Well-Being

By Michele Rivers Murphy, CEI Associate Director of Heart Centered Learning The expression, “Hindsight is 20/20” becomes more meaningful as we struggle and are challenged daily in the year 2020. Before COVID-19 hit, many school communities struggled with unspeakable trauma and stress at unprecedented rates, with no zip code immune to experiencing some type of
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Schools and Families Working Together to Promote Mindfulness as a Community-Care Practice

By Dana Asby, CEI Director of Innovation & Research Support As students, families, and educators embark on the most stressful Back to School season in their lifetimes, they are looking towards mindfulness to bring a sense of peace, calm, and clarity in these times of uncertainty and fear. “Self-care” has become an even more prevalent
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