Mindfulness is the psychological process of bringing one's attention to the internal and external experiences occurring in the present moment which can be developed through the practice of meditation and other training.
I teach and incorporate mindfulness in my teaching practice.
Research strongly suggest that mindfulness enhances learning, increasing both students’ and teachers’ attentional capabilities, self-awareness and self-regulation, and the ability to respond to experiences with non-judgmental attention.
I love promoting my students through school assemblies. With my assistence, these boys, (members of the Hiking Club) put together a presentation showing our beautiful campus through the seasons. They talked about how hiking and time spent outdoors is " not only fun , but another form of mindfulness." Mindfulness is promoted in all aspects of our school. We have "A Mindful moment"-15 minutes built into the school schedule in which teachers and students practice meditation, breathing and relaxation.
What's with the tea?
"Tea makes everything better," Britons often say.
Perhaps not everything, but it is...
Soothing, social and a form of mindfulness in which we take time to slow down, sip and be in the moment.
My monthly tea party for my students celebrates work well done. I serve decaf tea, scones and other treats. Tea is good and my students LOVE our tea parties!