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Bringing Mindfulness to Life@School: PD for Educators – Magnetic Island

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Townsville, QLD 4819

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"Except perhaps for surgeons, teachers make more decisions than any other professional during the course of the workday, and the demands of the classroom require us to have simultaneously both expansive and focused attention.” – Meena Srinivasan, Teach, Breathe, Learn

The Bringing mindfulness to Life @ SCHOOL: PD for Educators is a transformative program for educators interested in experiencing the expansive and focussed attention that comes with mindfulness practice and, integrating mindfulness into life at school for personal, professional and student wellbeing and learning.

The Bringing mindfulness to Life @ SCHOOL: PD for Educators comprises fifteen hours of personally identified professional development that makes meaningful connections with relevant Professional Standards for Australian Teachers, with particular reference to standards four and six.

This mindfulness-based PD will equip you and your colleagues with techniques to:

  • increase and expand focus and attention
  • improve communication with students, parents and colleagues
  • respond to challenging behaviours with clarity and calm
  • manage and maximize learning and preparation time
  • support the engagement of all students
  • reduce stress and emotional reactivity

The Program

Fifteen hours of professional development presented as seven 2–2.5 hour sessions over three days. Each session offers practical strategies to support personal, interpersonal and professional wellbeing and learning and include opportunities for small group conversations, larger group discussions and reflection.

The scope and sequence of the sessions is designed to build participants understanding, skills and confidence to apply a mindfulness-based approach to the many facets of life at school. Session topics include:

  1. The Four Foundations of Mindfulness and Teaching with Mindful Intention
  2. The Mindful Brain and Habits of Mind – How practicing mindfulness reduces stress and improves learning
  3. Mindful time management – Cultivating external discipline as a path to internal freedom
  4. Mindful relationships as the foundation for inclusive pedagogy
  5. Interpersonal mindfulness – Bringing mindful awareness to difficult communication and habits of speaking and listening
  6. Mindful Reflective practice – linking mindful teaching and learning to professional standards for teachers.
  7. Continuing to bring mindfulness to life at school – supports for on-going practice

Integrating reflective, interactive, didactic and experiential learning modes, each topic is explored with respect for teachers’ personal theory of practice and context. All activities are mindfulness-based and each session includes short periods of guided mindfulness practice.

Bringing mindfulness to Life @ SCHOOL: PD for Educators integrates Dr Sharn Rocco's years of experience as an educator and teacher educator with expertise in inclusive, integrated curriculum, reflective practice and mindfulness in education. One of the early explorers of mindfulness in education, Sharn has twice been scholar-in residence for The Garrison Institute new York Initiative on Contemplation in Education, has received teacher training in MBSR (Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction), CARE (Cultivating Awareness and Resilience in Education) and foundation training for Mindful Schools and MindUP Curriculums. With the support of teachings from some of the world's most respected mindfulness and meditation masters, Sharn has had a disciplined daily personal practice for almost 20 years and has been teaching short courses and leading retreats in community and corporate settings since 2004.

Course fee includes:

  • Comprehensive handbook,
  • Guided practice recordings,
  • Certificate of Participation for CPD Points
  • Membership of Mindful Works for Educators
  • Discounts on all subsequent Mindful Works courses and retreats
  • All lunches during the training

NB. Fees and associated expenses are tax deductable.

What educators are saying about ‘Bringing Mindfulness to Life: PD for Educators’ …

"This PD has provided a framework for launching mindful experiences in our school context." – Kathy, Assistant Principal, CEO

"Lots of ‘doing’ many examples of varied ways to practice mindfulness in your own life. Clear link and affirmation that the more mindful you become personally the easier this will translate into how you conduct yourself in the work place." – Gail, Primary Principal, EQ

"This course has been an incredibly enjoyable and educational experience. Sharn has an incredible wealth of knowledge and demeanor that made the work easy for anyone to understand and participate in. I feel that I have learnt a great deal about mindfulness and myself through the course, and that these will help in my day-to-day life and my career." – Kara, Early Career Secondary Teacher, EQ,

"I feel that coming as a team to the 3 days has been really beneficial and that we are all on the same page in our quest to bring mindfulness to our school." – Kerrilee, School Counsellor, CEO

"… The resources and curriculum ideas for integration are very doable and there were short practices that can be used for transitions pre and post lessons." – Megan, Positive Behaviour for Learning Teacher, DETE

"Do yourself a favour and put your hand up for this course!! It is a wonderful experience filled with many resources and strategies to use both personally and in the workplace." – Paula, Prep Teacher, CEO

"The best PD I have experienced in more than 20 years of teaching…" – Wendy Fox, Teacher and DET Wellbeing Champion

"…it allowed me to engage in an experience that will improve my capacity to support others. … practical strategies that ¬I can incorporate into my personal and professional practice." – Luke, Principal, CEO

For more information email info@mindfulworks or call 0458 111 373

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