About Mindful Primary Schools
What is Mindful Primary Schools?
Mindful Primary Schools provides professional development in the area of mindfulness, for teachers, relief teachers, education assistants, deputy principals, principals and other educators that work with primary school-aged children, Foundation (P/K/PP/R/T) to Year 6.
Why Teach Mindfulness in Primary Schools?
The research shows that teaching mindfulness to primary school-aged students improves their:
Social & Emotional Skills - including improved behaviour in school, greater empathy & perspective taking, better social-skills
Resilience - including reduced levels of anxiety and depression, reduced levels of stress and greater emotional control
What Makes Mindful Primary Schools Different?
OUR TEACHERS LIVE IT AND LEAD BY EXAMPLE
As Jon Kabat Zin (a pioneer in modern mindfulness) says, "the first principle.... of teaching mindfulness is - are you living it?". So Mindful Primary Schools teaches you not only how to teach mindfulness lessons, but also how to deeply integrate mindfulness into the classroom and into your own life. That way you lead by example, and by being authentically mindful, others around you will naturally want to follow your lead, and you and your students will benefit more as a result.
NO ADDITIONAL RESOURCES NEEDED FOR ALMOST ALL LESSONS
Almost all of the mindfulness lesson plans you'll receive require no additional resources, which means you can easily teach it anywhere. You don't need an IWB/screen. You don't need speakers and music (although you can put music on if you like). Mindful Primary Schools provide you with lesson plans, so all you need to do is keep these handy.
A HUGE RANGE OF RESOURCES
Participants of the Mindful Primary Teacher PL Workshop (via Zoom) will gain access to 20+ mindfulness lesson plans and an e-workbook/mindfulness journal. There are also other great digital resources, such as printable posters, available for workshop participants.
START FOR FREE WITH OUR 'MINDFULNESS IN THE CLASSROOM' PD
Get started with our completely FREE PD - 'Mindfulness in the Classroom'. Search "Free PD - Mindfulness in the Classroom" on Eventbrite for our next free PD!