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:

  • Attention

  • 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!

Michael Batskos - Mindful Primary Schools Presenter

 
Michael Batskos is a primary school teacher, yoga teacher and mindfulness facilitator that lives in Perth, Western Australia. His personal experience with mindfulness began in 2005 when he experienced anxiety and panic attacks. Michael was introduced to mindfulness by a psychologist later that year. After incorporating mindfulness into his life, Michael soon realised that he felt significantly more calm and relaxed, and as a result, he was hooked! He later completed his yoga teacher training, undertook a research project on mindfulness in primary schools at university, became a certified mindfulness facilitator, deepened his own personal practice and incorporated mindfulness into his classrooms in WA and NSW. After several years of teaching yoga and mindfulness, Michael started Mindful Primary Schools to help make a difference in the lives of children, and share his love of mindfulness with other primary school teachers and educators.
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