How to be a Helpful Pre-Service Teacher Supervisor

Last term I had my first opportunity to mentor a pre-service teacher (known as a student teacher in many parts). I know that he learnt a lot, but I think I might have learnt more!

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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. 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! 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 suspensions and increased attendance, with the students using the techniques taught during these sessions in their classrooms and even at home. Continue reading Mindfulness in the Classroom?