Mindfulness in Education
Be the change you wish to see in the world.
Add Mindfulness to Your Schedule
Schedule 5-10 minutes of mindfulness per day. This could be first thing in the morning, after lunch, or whenever you see your students need a calm break. Add this to your printed daily schedule and your visual schedule for the children to see.
Morning Mindfulness ~ 10 min.
Teach them How To Breathe
Teach your students how to take deep breaths as you are introducing mindfulness.
1. Find a comfortable seat.
2. Pull the top of your head to the ceiling to lengthen your spine.
3.Take a deep breath in through your nose and a slow breath out through your mouth.
4. Imagine your belly is a balloon. As you breathe in, feel it expand, or get bigger. As you breathe out, feel your belly contract, or get smaller. Repeat 3 times.
Lead by Example
In order for teachers to teach anything in the classroom, they need to have a good understanding of what it is they are going to teach.
Start by doing a few minutes of meditation each day, try a yoga class, or just take a few minutes to breathe. Notice how it makes you feel and the challenges that may arise.
Some great apps for meditation are: