Once you’re in touch with your breathing and your mind calms, open your eyes, think back over your day and ask yourself these questions (note-taking is optional):
How did it go?
What could have gone better?
What will I do differently next time?
And most importantly: What went right and What will I continue?
This process should take five minutes or less, but it’s a great way to stay present in the moment and reflect on the direction of your journey. This process would work equally well, of course, for anyone–whether you are a plumber, a bus driver, a baseball player, or a candlestick maker. But as a teacher, taking the time now and then for a focused, five-minute reflection will also bring you a step closer to a more Zen-filled classroom experience. TZT