Choosing to Love Your School – Why and How

In this culture of whinging about work and hating on everything, I came to a realisation that I actually really like my job and my school. As my husband said, you just need to choose which bulls*** you're happy to put up with. I'm going to preface the rest of this article with two things. … Continue reading Choosing to Love Your School – Why and How

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Mindfulness – Finding the Positives

As you may have seen in a previous post, I am currently doing a Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction course. Last week our mindfulness assignment was to find at least one positive thing each day and explore how it affected us. Of course I decided to focus each day on a positive related to work. Day 1 - Seeing … Continue reading Mindfulness – Finding the Positives

Mindfulness – The Beginning of My New Journey

A few weeks ago I wrote a post about using mindfulness in the classroom and as a personal stress-busting tool for teachers. In that post I mentioned how I wanted to look into training, and last week I had my first mindfulness training session! 25% are Teachers Part of the first session involved going around … Continue reading Mindfulness – The Beginning of My New Journey

Mindfulness in the Classroom?

This morning I read an article that got me thinking all day. The article is about a school that replaced 'detention' with 'meditation' (give it a read!). The overall idea is that detention does not serve to get the students thinking about their behaviour, whereas directed meditation could. The school claims to have significantly reduced … Continue reading Mindfulness in the Classroom?