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Kara Pierson Guides Students Through Social Emotional Learning at Imagine Bella Academy

Posted September 10, 2021 in News Articles

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Mindfully listening to the music guest, Bryce!

The students learned a new breathing technique using their hand.

The calm corner

Our Music Coordinator, Bryce Kessler, playing his cello for a 4th grade class.

The music corner.

Kara Pierson, a 2021 Mindful Music Moments voice and founding Wellspring Fellow has joined  Imagine Bella Academy of Excellence in Cleveland, Ohio as the Mindful Educator for the 2021/22 school year. Thanks to Imagine Bella’s Wellness Fund and support from the Ohio Arts Council toward our My True SELF (social emotional learning fun) program, Kara is in the school 3-days a week working with students in Mindful Specials to deepen their Social-Emotional Learning. 

Kara has transformed a classroom space at Imagine Bella into "The Oasis Room." In this space, Kara offers a moment to regulate and calm in the school day through various mindfulness practices. She shares one of those practices, a simple breathing exercise she teaches, in this video for you to try! 

Additionally, Kara will work 1-on-1 with students and teachers when needed and encourage the space to be used to rest and create. 

Get a glimpse into the behind-the-scenes of creating this welcoming space and students participating in mindful activities by scrolling through the images above. 

To learn more about how to bring Mindfulness into your school, check out our program Mindful Music Moments.