This popular one-day, NESA accredited workshop is distinctively tailored for school teachers, principals and staff to assist with creating a sense of calm in themselves, students, classrooms and schools. It is a condensed version of the 2-Day Mindfulness: Theory and Practice for Schools workshop.
The workshop examines a variety of applications of mindfulness in the school environment and how teachers can use mindfulness in the creation and delivery of supportive, safe and effective learning environments that is informative, practical and engaging.
Completing An Introduction to Mindfulness for Educators will contribute 6 hours of NESA Registered PD addressing 6.2.2, 4.1.2, 2.2.2 from the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers towards maintaining Proficient Teacher Accreditation in NSW.
24 October 2020 (on campus) | 15 November 2020 (online via zoom)
On-campus: 231 Nolan Street, Unanderra NSW | Online: via Zoom
|Duration||1 day (Saturday) 9:00am - 4:30pm|
|Accreditation||6 hours of NESA Registered PD at the level of Proficient Teacher|
|Cost||Zoom: $180 pp Inc GST | On-campus: $195 pp Inc GST (Discounts apply for group bookings)|
|Breaks||There will be a one-hour lunch break in the middle of the day at approximately 12:30pm and two smaller breaks throughout the day.
(Meals will be provided for on-campus workshops with the choice of a vegetarian meal and gluten-free options available)
'An Introduction to Mindfulness for Educators' explores the theoretical foundations for mindfulness practice as well as the practical and experiential methods and techniques of meditation. Topics and techniques covered include:
Mindfulness is a transformative and experiential life skill, which:
School teachers and staff will be empowered with knowledge, skills and lifelong strategies that benefit children of all ages, along with their families and the wider community.
Highly regarded Principal, Denise Lofts, staff and students at Ulladulla High School on the South Coast NSW, chat about their experiences of using mindfulness practice at school.
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 together with 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.
'An Introduction to Mindfulness for Educators' involves training both students and teachers in Buddhist meditative techniques and determining the personal and environmental benefits.
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
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