When Belmont Day physical education teacher and mindfulness director Alex Tzelnic was challenged by bridging mindfulness and social justice in his lessons for fourth graders, he contacted Rhonda Magee, author of The Inner Work of Racial Justice, for help. A frequent author himself, Alex shares that discussion in an article published online earlier this month in Mindful magazine.
“I’ve become something of an ambassador to stillness, willing to discuss mindfulness and meditation anytime, anywhere. Yet there was a moment last year when I felt stumped. I was attempting to link mindfulness and social justice for an upcoming series of health and wellness lessons I was teaching to fourth graders. After a couple of weeks of teaching basic mindfulness, the next few sessions would integrate diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI). Despite engaging in numerous professional development workshops centered around DEI, I had never been the one to teach that material directly in a classroom setting.”
Click here to read Alex’s interview with Rhonda Magee.