Herts for Learning Online
:: Flourishing mindfully in schools ::
Outline
Do you want to improve your focus as a teacher and help to encourage young people to concentrate on their learning more? This three-part 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 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.
Prerequisites
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.
Outcomes:
The aims of this course are to:
  • explore the key benefits of practising mindfulness for both teaching staff and for 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
  • looking at P4C, growth mindsets and restorative approaches as a whole school approach to help pupils flourish
Suitable for:
  • All Leaders
  • Classroom Teachers
  • INCo / SENCo
  • Newly Qualified Teachers
Being delivered by Jayne Wright
Price Funded for Hertfordshire Schools
Support Officer Lorrainne Edge
Email lorrainne.edge@hertsforlearning.co.uk
Enquiries Telephone: 01438 843445
 :: Session Information :: 
Town/Venue Dates Time Course Code Availability
Waltham Cross, Broxbourne Borough Council Thu 02 Mar 2017 09:00 - 12:00 Waiting List
Thu 09 Mar 2017 15:00 - 17:00 Waiting List
Tue 28 Mar 2017 15:00 - 17:00 Waiting List