We often ask children to pay attention but do we ever teach them how to actually do this? Over the past two years, a number of our schools have been involved in teaching mindfulness to children; this involves engaging teachers in mindfulness practice as well as teaching children a range of strategies help them direct their attention to experiences 'in the moment'. In preparation for training to teach mindfulness, through the Paws b curriculum and 'The Present' Inspire offers foundations training.
A total of EIGHT Session Dates:
|January 2018||February 2018||March 2019|
|9th, 16th, 23rd, 30th||6th, 20th, 27th||6th|
£195 to non-Inspire School and £175 for Inspire Schools
This training is suitable for all teachers, particularly those who have a particular interest in bringing mindfulness practices into the classroom to improve the quality of teaching, learning and the cultural context in which this occurs. It will also be beneficial for colleagues in the early phases of their career to help them to manage the challenges that teaching can present.
‘Mindful Compassionate Communication’ is a process which brings greater awareness and new tools to how we speak, how we receive others, and how we listen.
The two-day course aims to support teachers in handling classroom communications calmly, and defusing crises confidently so that everyone’s needs – teachers and pupils – can be respected and valued.
Mindfulness practice increases children’s awareness of self, others and help them to direct their attention and control distraction. In partnership with MISP (Mindfulness in Schools Programme), Inspire is offering training to teach mindfulness to primary aged pupils through the paws b curriculum. This is a high quality training where the techniques and materials provided are fully grounded in research and evidence based practice emanating from Oxford, Cambridge and Bangor Universities.