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Diversity Dialogues: Kori Hamilton Biagas & Amy Edelstein Explore Racial Literacy

Understanding and deconstructing racial ideas and divides Amy Edelstein interviews Kori Hamilton Biagas from JustEducators about what racial literacy is, how to work in classrooms to lessen racial stress, and how to engage in a positive way to deconstruct our culturally inherited (and often outdated, false, misguided, and even dangerous) ideas about this issue. “As long as there is a …

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Transformation through Mindfulness Practice

Enhancing teen development and wellness through contemplative learning [The following is an interview with writer and educator Amy Edelstein, conducted by the Omega Center. Amy is the author of The Conscious Classroom: the Inner Strength System™ for Transforming the Teenage Mind and founder of an innovative high school program promoting teen development and wellness through mindfulness practice and contemplative learning. The interview was originally …

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Changing Our (Relationship) to Our Minds

People talk about needing to change their minds. We all wish we could change the channel in our brain as easily as we change playlists on our music players. In this 10 minute clip Amy Edelstein talks about how we use our mindfulness practice to change how we relate to our minds. This has a powerful effect on our experience. …

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Creating Stability

How do we use our mindfulness practice to create stability? What are we looking for and how are we orienting ourselves so that the time we spend being still and paying attention begins to have a strengthening effect? Download this 13 minute audio with Amy Edelstein Click here

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ISF at the Haverford Middle School Diversity Conference

This year’s Haverford Middle School Diversity Conference focused on the theme “Brave or Blind.” Over four hundred students came together from four states – Pennsylvania, New York, New Jersey, and Delaware to meet each other and practice dialogue across difference. In sessions that role-played common scenarios between friends that created racial tension, students were asked to model alternative ways to …

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INTERVIEW: My Path Back to High School

An Interview Jeff Carreira & Amy Edelstein In this discussion, philosopher and teacher Jeff Carreira talks with Amy Edelstein about the Inner Strength Teen Program. His probing questions explore the philosophical perspectives that shape this course for adolescents and help clarify the long term cultural change that Amy hopes to see. (25 min)     Inspired? Help more teens train, support the …