TEACHERS AND CHILDREN NEED MINDFULNESS!
But why? It goes without saying that there is more stress today than in previous generations, and stress triggers depression and mood disorders. The media perpetually feed us the unrealistic expectation that we should feel good always. Modern lifestyles, excessive work and goals, less exercise, no casual play, less sunshine and more computer/technology all factors into the equation. As well as diet.
In the rush to teach academia, are kids being taught the real coping skills and resilience that they need in today’s turbulent world?
In this increasingly fast paced world, the children we teach are becoming more anxious or stressed, and Mindfulness is a way to remind them to stay calm and stay present in the moment – not fearful of the future.
Teaching as a profession can also take its toll, and again, Mindfulness and relaxation techniques can become fundamental to survival.
Everybody wants to be happy. And every teacher wants their class to be happy. Introducing some relaxing mindful routines into your school, for both teachers and pupils can definitely help everybody to reach this state of happiness and calm.
What is The Mindful Classroom?
A basic introduction to Mindfulness with some ideas and strategies to begin to integrate Mindfulness into your school – for both teachers and students. I am also offering a Mindfulness talk to the parents at your school so that they can continue to implement these strategies at home.
An introduction to the implementation of Mindfulness in your school includes:
- A 2 hour staff meeting at your school including an introduction to Mindfulness, how to implement it into school life and starter lesson plans and techniques to take it forward.
- A 1 hour presentation to the parents at your school (usually after the staff meeting) to explain Mindfulness and share the techniques so that they can use them at home in order to embed them into the habitual daytime routines of each child.
- 12 lessons on the subject of Mindfulness with supporting planning and resources ready to use.
- Numerous resources and quick ways to implement Mindfulness into your school on a daily basis.
What makes this unique?
There are other Mindfulness courses out there, which involve 1 member of staff going on a lengthy and expensive course, and then having to feed back to other staff. This way, your whole staff and parents can be educated at once in the basics of Mindfulness and how to implement it. That way everybody can be consistent with the techniques being used for the children.
Price of the total package: £400
Price without meeting for parents: £300
Price of material to be emailed to schools (powerpoint for staff meeting and parent talk as well as lesson plans and ideas): £150
To book – please contact me
Feedback from some children who have experienced Mindfulness with me…
- “I feel like I can jump over the moon” Y1
- “I can try and not fight in the playground now because I breathe instead” Y3
- “I am calmer when I cannot do my Maths now” Y4
- “I do not worry about my netball tournaments anymore as I just breathe and try my best” Y5
- “I have become more confident” Y5
- “I know that a lot of my worries take up a lot of my brain and I know how to let them go now” Y6
- “I love meditating, it make me feel happy and calm and relaxed” Y3
- “Grab my worry with my starfish, throw it away and slow down my breathing” Reception
The Mindful Classroom feedback from schools:
- “Kat was brilliant at her talk at Samuel Ryder! The kids use it all the time already in the classroom and they love it – my daughter has already taught me some breathing techniques! You’re doing a fab job Kat- keep it up!”
- “Keep fighting the good fight. Young kids today need a lot more teachers and people like you.”
- “Thanks so much for coming to my school last night to present The Mindful Classroom to our parents. What a great presentation and I have had really good feedback! So good in fact, that I have already had other schools ask me about it and show interest!”
- “I wish you were my child’s teacher!”
- “The Mindful Classroom is already having a huge impact on our school – this is not small, this is huge.”