“Debbie Lyn Toomey was part of the teaching team at a charter school in Somerville where we taught the 4th-6th grade students mindfulness. It was challenging work which began late in the year, after two other teachers had left these students. There was little lead-time to prepare and there was a lot of new territory to traverse together.
Debbie was unfailingly positive. She was excellent communicating with the team. She helped beyond what was required, attending extra classes both to observe and to assist. She even brought in a new member to our team when one was needed. She was a great team-player, one we knew would show up for us. She is committed to the work and practice. Thank you, Debbie!”
– Debbie Cohen, Lead Mindfulness Teacher, IVY Child International
“It was a nice way to begin our day—we could gather together and take a moment to think outside of ourselves. It brought us together as a community.”
“I enjoyed discussing “the goods” each day with my students.”
“Sharing our ‘goods’ helped the community of our classroom.”
“I liked the idea of gratitude being spoken about daily in the classroom.”
“I enjoyed reinforcing the importance of gratitude. It is very valuable to our well-being.”
“My students enjoyed focusing on the positive aspects of their day! I really enjoyed seeing students reflect and take a moment to focus on the “the good.” I think this program is positive and easy to use in the classroom!