November saw an introduction to mindfulness at a teachers enrichment day at Springs School. Liz Slade, a teacher from Larchmont, NY who has been actively training for some years with the Inner Resilience Program of New York, gave two introductory sessions to thirty interested Springs teachers. She spoke of the benefits of mindfulness and other social-emotional learning techniques to help kids (and adults!) manage stress and focus more completely. The teachers were enthusiastic and discussions to extend the program to classrooms are in the works.