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Tai Chi Methodology is my secret to a smooth school year--a year that grants my second grade students growing independence, allowing me the ability to work with small groups. We move slowly, reviewing everything: pencils, crayons, notebook paper, and even, standing in line. This requires me to slow my usual fast and furious pace to the speed of a turtle.While I bristle with impatience to hurry everything along, I remind myself that this is the price of a self-sufficient classroom.