Who is this course for?
NESA CODE: STTeach .b NESA STANDARDS: 6.2.2 6.3.2
This is a course developed by the Mindfulness in Schools Project (MiSP), which is based in the UK – please see their website for more details: www.mindfulnessinschoolsproject.org.
Mindfulness Matters Australia is a partner with Mindfulness in Schools Project and is the sole provider of the Teach .b teacher training program in Australia.
Teach .b is designed to provide teachers with the confidence and understanding of mindfulness, well-being and flourishing to:
- teach students (11-18 year olds) some basic mindfulness techniques as part of a 10 – week program.
- to help the students to develop their own daily mindfulness practice
- to help the students to recognise how these techniques may be used in a classroom setting or beyond school.
SYDNEY Friday 8th February to Monday 11th February 2019
TIME: 9.00am- 5.30pm Days 1-3 9.00am- 3.00pm Day 4
Full details about the Teach .b course can be found on the MISP website
The teachers will develop an understanding of the contents and progression of the program and how each lesson builds upon the previous lesson to deliver a coherent training program of mindfulness training with 11-18 years old children.
Mindfulness Matters Australia is pleased to offer the Teach .b course. We will demonstrate the lessons in real-time, explore the pedagogy of the Teach .b curriculum, and share our experience of teaching Teach .b in the classroom. Participants will also have the opportunity to practise teaching the key exercises to one another, in order to leave feeling confident and empowered to teach the curriculum to young people (aged 11-18: upper primary and secondary school). For more details about this course, please click here.
The course fee of AUD$1595.00 (Early Bird offer) will include tuition, lunch and refreshments for 4 days. Most training days will start with a period of mindfulness sitting at 9.00am and conclude at 5.30pm; registration will begin at 9.30am on Tuesday morning and our final day will conclude by 3:00 pm. Please note: participants who want full certification must attend each lesson and stay through our final session.
If you meet the Prerequisites for training and agree to the Terms & Conditions for booking a Teach .b course and the Terms and conditions of teaching the .b curriculum please complete the application form below. The application form cannot be completed by someone else on your behalf.
Each mindfulness practice in the program will be explored and taught to the participants so that they can experience the program from the students’ perspective. There will be the chance to practise teaching lessons. Consideration is given to the practicalities of classroom management skills, the inquiry approach, delivering guided, embodied mindfulness practices to groups of students and how to organise peer supervision of mindfulness teachers in the school.
The Teach .b course is currently part of a large research project in the UK led by Oxford University with more details on the Mindfulness in Schools Project (MiSP)website: www.mindfulnessinschools.org
Ten teacher’s guidebooks, animations and student workbooks will be provided with lesson plans, timing of activities and a range of resources. Backup resources are provided on the MiSP website.
It is useful to bring a mat and a cushion, for the activities we will do on the floor.
THIS COURSE DOES NOT QUALIFY PARTICIPANTS TO TEACH OTHER TEACHERS THE Teach .b PROGRAM. THE TRAINING IS FOR THE SPECIALIST MINDFULNESS TEACHING OF THE Teach .b THAT IS DELIVERED IN AN EDUCATIONAL SETTING.
- Understanding of how the 10-week Teach .b program relates to the NSW school curriculum and the NESA accreditation of teachers at a proficient level.
- 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 guidebooks, animations and worksheets 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.