'Mindfulness: Theory and Practice for Schools' is NESA accredited workshop that counts for 14 hours of Professional Development at the level of Proficient Teacher.
In this two-day workshop, you will explore the variety of applications of mindfulness in the school environment and learn how teachers can use mindfulness in the creation and maintenance of supportive, safe and effective learning environments.
|Workshop dates: 9 - 10 September 2017 (9 am - 5 pm)||Duration: 14 hours in total|
|Teacher: Catherine Ramos||Cost: $250|
|Location: NTI Wollongong Campus, 231 Nolan St, Unanderra, NSW 2526, Australia|
Mindfulness is a transformative and experiential life skill, which develops:
'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:
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 efficacy of mindfulness and loving kindness training on Year 10-12 students in the school environment.
'Mindfulness: Theory and Practice for Schools' has been accredited by NESA (NSW Education Standards Authority)