Being aware, mindful and in control of our feelings is being recognised as being a critical element to human life, but with many distractions, it is easy for all of us to lose sight of our true focus. The National Health Service within the UK states:
Becoming more aware of the present moment can help us enjoy the world around us more and understand ourselves better.
There is encouraging evidence for its use in education, but how can this look in the busy, everyday environment of a school. How can mindfulness be used in the school environment to benefit the community as a whole?
Following on from the popular Twitter poll, this week, #UKEdChat explored Mindfulness in Education, trying to gain ideas, inspiration and share resources that can support colleagues who want to include mindfulness within daily educational practice.
The session asked…
- With such busy school timetables, how can we try to fit mindfulness into the day?
- What do you believe are the pros and cons of fitting in mindfulness into the day?
- What does/could mindful teaching look like?
- What does/could mindful school leadership look like?
- What does/could mindful learning look like for our students?
- How can we all use mindfulness when considering our own behaviour, conversations and interactions?
- What specific ‘mindfulness’ activities could be used within an educational setting?
- Do you have any mindfulness resources, ideas or links you could share, for use within education?
View the tweet achieve here.