There are many benefits in practising Mindfulness in schools and these apply to all adults and young people. I have included some of them below, however there are many more and I encourage you to find them as it is always great as a NQT to hold on to the positives as much as you can.
Improved personal and professional interactions
Improved performance in lessons and achievement
Greater confidence and self-esteem
Reduced stress and anxiety
Every day during August, I'm going to share a tip, strategy or technique which will benefit all teachers as well as NQTs. During my 20+ years of experience as a teacher in the UK and abroad, I have used the techniques I'm sharing, within the classroom as well as in my daily life.
I believe that teachers have similar thoughts and feelings as NQTs every time they make a move whether that be a change in their career or school. Therefore, we can all help each other and make use of all the resources out there rather than trying to develop our own. That is key for the NQT year no matter when you start, make the most out of all resources available to you rather than feeling you have to come up with your own each time.
This is certainly the case for mindfulness, use all those strategies, resources, tips and techniques that you can to help you enjoy your teaching more and get more out of the interactions with your students.
Every day throughout August, these tips will be shared across social media so I'm including my links here. Every Wednesday morning at 10-10.30, I'm offering 30 mins of mindfulness tips and strategies where participants will also have the chance to ask questions for their specific situation or concern. These are only £5 and can be booked through www.beingthebestyoucanbe.org
Follow me across social media if you aren't already to have access to the tips every day:
Facebook: Being the Best You Can Be
Facebook Group: Mindfulness and Compassion for Teachers, Educators and School Staff
LinkedIn; Alison Laycock
You Tube channel: Being the Best You Can Be
I'm also offering 50% off all courses for NQTs who wish to develop their mindfulness and compassion skills and resources more. The courses on offer are the 8 week MBSR programme wit sessions lasting 90 mins and there are also 4 and 6 week Mindfulness and Compassion courses which last 60 mins each session.