Featured Image:  “Zen” by



“Drop Everything and Zen,” is a quick, ten minute transition: students are provided with ‘adult coloring pages,’ and we take time to check out part of an episode from a podcast.  I’ve curated a list of podcasts meant to drum up some interest in a variety of stories.  I’ve selected podcasts which make for excellent media-diet infusions.  Here’s my list of great recommended listening:

This transition is about listening to an interesting story, and listening to ourselves: to that quiet voice that tries to remind us to slow down now and then, to stretch.  How can you throw down a kinder ‘welcome mat’ to students? Please share your transition ideas as a comment below.