Who is this course for?
NESA CODE: STMPCTeach.b-6
NESA STANDARDS: Part A: 6.2.2, 6.3.2, 4.1.2, 4.2.2, 4.4.2 Part B: 6.3.2, 4.1.2, 4.2.2, 4.4.2
This course is a mindfulness and compassion syllabus training course for teachers learn how to teach the age-related 10-week mindfulness and compassion program for 11-18 years old children.
This course is suitable for teachers and youth workers who would like to:
- teach students (11-18 years old) basic mindfulness and compassion techniques,
- to help the students to develop their own mindfulness daily practice
- to help the students to recognise how these techniques may be used in a classroom setting or at home.
THE PRE-REQUISITES for participants registering for this course are the development of a personal mindfulness practice and full attendance at the Introduction and Intermediate Courses – NESA codes: TTMCWIntro and TTMCWInter.
If the participant has completed MBCT or MBSR training – they need to attend the Intermediate course (NESA-TTMCWInter) which is delivered before the MPC4-Part A training, unless they have completed MPC training on a previous course.
SYDNEY 29th & 30th November 2019 and 1st & 2nd December 2019
This is a 4-day continuous course
The MPC: Teach .b syllabus training course is based on psychology, education and neuroscience along with the fundamental principles of mindfulness- based cognitive therapy (MBCT) including research with school students and teachers. It is a progressive 10-week mindfulness and compassion program with each lesson building upon the previous lessons.
It forms part of the spiralling mindfulness and compassion school curriculum.
12 TEACHING GUIDEBOOKS ARE PROVIDED which outlines each lesson in detail and which gives a summary of the coherent structure and progressive nature of the 10 mindfulness and compassion lessons. This allows the teacher to go straight into the classroom to teach the program.
It is useful to bring a mat and a cushion, for the activities we will do on the floor.
- Review of the basic mindfulness skills and techniques that teachers can use for themselves in the classroom
- Discussion of the mindfulness skills and techniques that infant students can use in school and home environments
- Review and discussion of the facilities, equipment and conditions needed to teach the infant mindfulness program in the classroom.
- Understanding and practising each lesson in the 10-week teaching program of mindfulness and compassion lessons. This is done in real time, from the student’s perspective; learning the sequence and content of the techniques and trying out the lessons.
- A personal development mindfulness program for the children so that they can practice mindfulness and compassion each day in the classroom and at home.
More details can be found on the Mindfulness in Schools Project Website:
THIS COURSE DOES NOT QUALIFY PARTICIPANTS TO TEACH OTHER TEACHERS AND YOUTH WORKERS THE MPC: Teach .b PROGRAM. THE TRAINING IS ONLY FOR TEACHERS TO TEACH MPC: Teach .b TO CHILDREN IN AN EDUCATIONAL SETTING.
- Clear understanding of the aims and objectives of each lesson and how the mindfulness practices with the children relate to the teacher’s personal mindfulness practice.
- Readiness to use the course material, in the form of a guidebook, straightaway in the classroom
- Appreciation of the role of a daily mindfulness and compassion practice for both teachers and children.
- Understanding the practicalities of teaching the program: classroom management skills, the need for a high level of skill when leading the inquiry approach at this level.
- Confidence in the delivery of mindfulness and compassion practices in a classroom setting.
- Understanding the role of peer supervision in maintaining the integrity and sustainability of a mindfulness and compassion program for children.
- The confidence to apply their own personal mindfulness and compassion practice in their classroom teaching to support their own wellbeing.
- Understanding of the skills and techniques that can be used to engage with colleagues in activities, discussions and feedback to develop an understanding of the training pathway, beginning with the personal mindfulness and compassion practice of the teacher or youth worker, that can be developed professionally within a school setting, to support the learning of the students.