Start: 9 September 2017
NESA accredited program
Nan Tien Institute (NTI) has unique and powerful professional development opportunities for teachers. NTI recognises that in this continuously changing world, teachers are frequently challenged to develop new skills, knowledge, and cultural and religious perspectives to contribute to a world-class education.
'Mindfulness: Theory and Practice for Schools' is a two-day workshop distinctively tailored for school teachers. This NESA accredited program looks at the variety of applications of mindfulness in the school environment and examines how teachers can use mindfulness in the creation and maintenance of supportive, safe and effective learning environments.
'Mindfulness: Theory and Practice for Schools' and looks at the variety of applications of mindfulness in the school environment.
It examines how teachers can use mindfulness in the creation and maintenance of supportive and safe learning environments.
Particular emphasis is placed on how teachers can use mindfulness techniques to establish and implement inclusive and positive interactions with students and to promote a supportive classroom environment. Practical mindfulness teaching tools will be explored and how teachers might use these tools to establish and maintain an orderly and workable classroom environment, with a focus on moment-to-moment awareness and learning.
The application of mindfulness as a tool for behaviour management and the establishment of an environment where there are clear expectations of student behaviour will be addressed. The connection between mindfulness and the relationship between teachers and students, and conflict resolution will be explored; thus, providing teachers with a unique approach to classroom management, through promoting harmony, balance and productivity in the school environment.
The course aims to promote mindfulness as a teaching strategy which encourages students’ strengths and the individual and diverse needs of students to meet cultural, religious and socioeconomic backgrounds.
Catherine Ramos has been a high school teacher with the Department of Education for over 20 years. She has a Graduate Certificate in Applied Buddhist Studies, and also holds a Bachelor of Education in English and History.
Catherine has been conducting a research project on 'Mindfulness in High Schools with the objective of establishing the efficacy of mindfulness and loving kindness training on Year 10-12 students in the school environment.
The program involves training both students and teachers in Buddhist meditative techniques and determining the personal and environmental benefits
NTI Wollongong Campus