Herts for Learning Online
:: Flourishing mindfully in schools ::
This training is for teachers who want to improve their focus and help to encourage young people to concentrate more on their learning. The four-part twilight course is designed for teachers wanting to bring mindfulness and positive psychology, including the encouragement of growth mindsets, into their whole-school approach. This course provides teachers with a useful insight into the basics of mindfulness and provides ideas to support young people to flourish. It will look at research into its impact and will make the case for schools adopting mindfulness as part of their everyday routines. This unique programme combines the principles of mindfulness, positive psychology, and action for happiness. It uses as a guideline the findings outlined in Martin Seligman’s book, 'Flourishing', whilst encouraging teachers to use "growth mindsets" as a whole-school approach, based on the work of Carol Dweck.
The programme aims to demystify relevant psychological research, by providing a practical course that not only helps to benefit teachers’ emotional health and wellbeing but offers realistic teaching ideas to trial within the school. The benefits of mindfulness are well documented but this course aims to combine approaches to provide a hugely beneficial whole school approach. During this practical course opportunities to practise mindfulness approaches and to consider their application in a school setting will be provided.
The aims of the course are to:
  • explore the key benefits of practising mindfulness for both teaching staff and pupils
  • look at the impact of positive psychology and approaches such as CBT (cognitive behavioural therapy) on reducing mental health issues
  • understand the psychology of stress and the issues it causes
  • challenge autopilot as a mode of existence and to encourage a more positive approach to life
  • look at P4C, growth mindsets and restorative approaches as a whole-school approach to help pupils flourish
Suitable for:
  • all Leaders
  • Classroom Teachers
  • Early Career Teachers
  • INCos/ SENCos
  • Newly Qualified Teachers
  • Subject Leaders
Price £170 (£190)
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