Urban Dictionary defines Zen as the following: "One way to think of zen is this: a total of that a total of body and mind. Zen is a way of being. It also is a of mind. Zen involves dropping illusion and seeing things without distortion created by your own thoughts."
Creating a calm, positive, yet energizing classroom environment takes time, commitment and dedication. Zen philosophy can be applied to the classroom and hopefully lessons can be used throughout their educational career and personal lives as well.