Mindfulness-Based Classroom Management
"Mindfulness must be more than a set of instructional techniques. It must take hold in classrooms in ways that permeate the lives of both students and teachers"
- Ron Ritchhart and David N. Perkins (Harvard University)
The workshop aims to deepen understanding of Mindfulness and its application of its concepts and tools in classroom instruction. With mindfulness, there is a reduced chance of educators becoming emotionally exhausted which leads to de-personalisation and eventually feelings of lack of personal accomplishment.
The workshop aims to introduce teachers on:
1. the practices of mindfulness and its benefits in day to day interactions and activities including having a positive impact on their personal life, as well as
2. a repertoire specific classroom management techniques that will help embody mindfulness in both teachers and students.
The programme includes tried, tested and evidenced based secular Mindfulness practices, attention training, concentration, breathing and movement practices with a combination of psychological and strength based practices to enhance the impact of Mindfulness. The whole workshop will be conducted through a series of activities and small group reflections.
clarity over purpose and intention
improves focused attention and attentional flexibility
increases and deepens self and other awareness and understanding
promotes emotional balance
improves stress management and stress reduction
increases compassion to self and students
supports overall wellbeing
enhances the ability to innovate
increases resiliency and confidence
increases self acceptance
increases authenticity and inspiration
supports healthy relationships in school and home
enhances classroom climate
increases relational nourishment and responsiveness to students’ needs
reduces anxiety and depression
enhances pro social behaviours
deepens awareness of respectful boundaries
reduces judgement and increases objectivity