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Mindfulness for NQTs: Resilience

Resilience is key for everyone and building emotional resilience can be encouraged and supported throughout the whole school community with teachers modelling what this looks like and how they practice it. All the posts so far have led to this post in that they have been encouraging the building or consolidating resilience and the posts which follow can also be used to increase your resilience levels. When you know how resilient you are and are confident that you can model it to others then it is also important to build this into how we educate our students.

It's time to make this a little reflective so here are a few questions for you:

  • How resilient do you think you are?

  • What makes you resilient?

  • Are you more resilient in certain situations or with certain people/ items around you?

  • Who do you know in your life, persona and professional who is more resilient than you?

  • What do they do that makes them seem resilient?

  • Are you more resilient physically, psychologically or emotionally?

  • How is your health?

  • Can you integrate habits now during August to help you be more resilient through your first half term? Then reassess what you need?

Resilience isn't about hiding your emotions or feelings or believing that it is a weakness to not be resilient. Often we simply need to build ourselves up again so that we can bounce back quickly from any adversity we come across. Some will naturally impact us more than others. It is therefore important to acknowledge that taking time for you is important and also it is essential for you to acknowledge all your strengths and skills.

How can you help students be more resilient? Is there a set way or will you help students in individual ways?

These tips will be shared all through August to prepare NQTs for this coming year. They can also be found across social media on my accounts.

Book your place on one of the 30 minute workshop every Wednesday through August through only for £5.

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Facebook group: Mindfulness and Compassion for Teachers, Educators and School Staff

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