I was so honored to be invited to provide a Zentangle inservice expericene to the teachers at Washington Elementary School in Mount Vernon on February 16. The workshop was designed to provide teachers some Zentangle basics (conepts/patterns/philosophies) so they might feel empowered to work some Zentangle into their teaching practice.
I discovered Zentangle through teaching middle school, and have worked with students ranging in age from 6 to 100. The benefits of the relaxed focus that Zentangle offers, is powerful when it is allowed to be practiced on a regular basis. I hope that the students at Washington Elementary (and those whose teachers came from other schools), will find that Zentangle provides them with opportunity to find some calm centering, a moment to put the stresses of daily living aside for a few moments, and notice the soothing nature of breathing mindfully.