752 PRIMARY: SPHE MINDFULNESS AS A CROSS CURRICULAR METHODOLOGY FOR EMOTIONAL HEALTH & WELLBEING
Mindfulness is increasingly recognized as an essential educational tool. This course recognises the role of teachers as a powerful resource of mindful presence in the classroom and gives them simple and transformative tools to benefit the children in their care. ·Teachers will be invited to cultivate their own mindful presence, so that you can teach from your own experience. ·The content will support the aims of SPHE Curriculum, in a mindful approach, that begins by promoting the personal development of the child, fostering in themselves a sense of care and respect for themselves and then extending this to the care and appreciation of each human being. ·We will look at practical ways to nurture a foundation of mindfulness and heart fullness in children through ideas, exercises, activities and resources. Mindfulness’ practices will promote the aims of the curriculum to enable the child to make informed decisions and healthy choices. ·The classroom will be looked at as to how it can be cultivated into a supportive mindful community. With an interconnected approach, Mindfulness will be considered as core to enabling and developing in the child an appreciation of cultural diversity and active citizenship and democracy. ·Cultivating happiness, working with difficult emotions, mindful breathing and connecting with nature practices will be explored for ways to make them meaningful and inviting for children. ·An exploration of appropriate assessment methods will take place to ascertain learner outcomes and experience and teacher practice, in each strand of the SPHE curriculum that is being addressed. The Benefits: Each person in a community affects the others. If we apply the tools of mindfulness when working with our school, families and communities, both children and adults will benefit from the resulting peace, harmony and joy. Mindful Children are better able to focus and concentrate, experience decreased stress and anxiety, are empathetic and understanding of others. Mindful Teachers have an awareness’ of themselves and are attuned to their students, nurture a learning community where students flourish, know how to manage and reduce stress, have healthy relationships at work and at home. Maeve regularly delivers mindfulness and Natural Health Therapy courses and workshops to professionals including Teachers, Healthcare workers and Business people. As an art teacher, community involvement tutor and artist, Maeve has been involved in many projects in her ongoing practice that enhance school communities and their communities in a mixed disciplinary, creative and mindful approach. Maeve ran a very successful course for Waterford Teachers’ Centre for the past 3 years.
|Course Date||01-07-2019 9:30 am|
|Course End Date||05-07-2019 2:00 pm|
|Registration Start Date||29-04-2019|
|Cut off date||11-06-2019 4:00 pm|
|Location||St. John the Baptist BNS Primary School, Cashel|
|Attachment||SPHE- MINDFULNESS AS A CROSS CURRICULAR METHODOLOGY FOR EMOTIONAL HEALTH WELLBEING.pdf|