‘Mindfulness: Theory and Practice for Schools’ is a two-day workshop distinctively tailored for school teachers.
This NESA accredited course looks at the variety of applications of mindfulness in schools and examines how teachers can use mindfulness in the creation and maintenance of supportive, safe and effective learning environments.
21-22 Mar | 4-5 Jul | 26-27 Sep | 28-29 Nov
|Delivery Mode||On-Campus: Nan Tien Institute, 231 Nolan St, Unanderra, NSW 2526|
|Duration||2 days (Sat. - Sun.), 9:00 am - 5:00 pm|
|Accreditation||14 hours of NESA Registered PD at the level of Proficient Teacher|
|Cost||$390 pp (Discounts apply for group bookings)|
|Breaks||There will be a lunch break in the middle of the day at approximately 12:30 pm (a choice of vegetarian meals will be provided. Gluten-free options will be available).
There will also be two smaller breaks throughout the day
Mindfulness is a transformative and experiential life skill, which develops:
Highly regarded Principal Denise Lofts (Ulladulla High School, South Coast NSW) chats about why she decided to take a group of teachers to NTI's Mindfulness for Schools weekend course, and what they got out of it.
'Mindfulness: Theory and Practice for Schools' explores the theoretical foundations for mindfulness practice as well as the practical and experiential methods and techniques of meditation.
Teachers will explore several techniques and their application in the school environment, examining how to use each technique in the following areas:
A teacher, parent and student from NSW's South Coast share their own personal experiences of mindfulness in schools, including the outcomes of undertaking NTI's workshop, in this interview on ABC Radio.
Practical mindfulness teaching tools will be explored and how teachers might use these tools to establish and maintain an orderly and workable classroom environment, with a focus on moment-to-moment awareness and learning.
The application of mindfulness as a tool for behaviour management and the establishment of an environment where there are clear expectations of student behaviour will be addressed. The connection between mindfulness and the relationship between teachers and students, and conflict resolution will be explored; thus, providing teachers with a unique approach to classroom management, through promoting harmony, balance and productivity in the school environment.
The course aims to promote mindfulness as a teaching strategy which encourages students’ strengths and the individual and diverse needs of students to meet cultural, religious and socioeconomic backgrounds.
'Mindfulness: Theory and Practice for Schools' involves training both students and teachers in Buddhist meditative techniques and determining the personal and environmental benefits.
Catherine Ramos has been a high school teacher with the Department of Education for over 20 years. She has a Graduate Certificate in Applied Buddhist Studies, and also holds a Bachelor of Education in English and History.
Catherine has been conducting a research project on 'Mindfulness in High Schools' with the objective of establishing the effectiveness of mindfulness and loving kindness training on Year 10-12 students in the school environment.
Completing Mindfulness: Theory and Practice for Schools will contribute 14 hours of NESA Registered PD addressing 1.1.2, 1.2.2, 1.3.2, 4.1.2, 4.2.2, 4.3.2, 4.4.2 from the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers towards maintaining Proficient Teacher Accreditation in NSW.
Nan Tien Institute (NTI) is Australia’s first government-accredited tertiary institution grounded in Buddhist wisdom and values, offering Continuing Professional Development Courses and Postgraduate Degrees in 'Applied Buddhist Studies', and 'Health and Social Wellbeing'.
NTI operates from its own, state-of-the-art Campus, opposite the Nan Tien Temple – the largest Buddhist Temple in the Southern Hemisphere. This location fosters an environment for holistic learning, allowing students to contribute to the advancement and integration of knowledge, culture and ethical understanding.
NTI recognises that in this continuously changing world, teachers are frequently challenged to develop new skills, knowledge, and cultural and religious perspectives to contribute to a world-class education.
Nan Tien Institute Wollongong Campus
231 Nolan Street, Unanderra
NSW 2526, Australia
*To request a group booking please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or +61 (0) 4258 0700