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Mindful Teacher, Mindful School

Mindful Teacher, Mindful School
Improving Wellbeing in Teaching and Learning

First Edition

September 2017 | 208 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
Former school teacher turned mindfulness consultant Kevin Hawkins truly understands the joys of teaching and the desire to make a real difference in the lives of students, as well as the challenges and risks of burnout that most teachers experience on a daily basis.

With this guide to mindful practice, teachers new and experienced can learn how to use mindfulness in their own professional and personal lives as well as how to incorporate it in their teaching to support student well-being. Combining theory with practice and illustrated with real life stories, this guide will show readers: 
  • What mindfulness is 
  • The research and scientific evidence behind it 
  • How changing the way you approach situations can transform the way you feel 
  • How to manage stress, and look after yourself 
  • How teaching mindfully can help your students 
  • What mindfulness can do for the culture in your school 
Packed with DIY exercises, activities to use in the classroom, and links to resources and further reading, this inspiring book will support experienced and new teachers to maintain a healthy work-life balance and thrive as a teaching professional. 

- Check out our free ebook A Little Guide to Mindfulness
- Read blog post How well are we? An Education System Under Stress

Chapter 1: Shifting The Focus
Chapter 2: Mindfulness: What is it? How can it help?
Chapter 3: Being Mindful: Stress Management and Self-Care
Chapter 4: Teaching Mindfully
Part 1: Bringing Mindful Awareness Into Our Classrooms
Part 2: Mindfulness and Relationship Competence in Teacher Training
Chapter 5: Teaching Mindfulness
Chapter 6: Mindfulness, Social-Emotional Learning (SEL) and Wellbeing
Part 1: Situating Mindful Awareness Training In Schools
Part 2: Mindfulness Based SEL in the classroom
Chapter 7: Mindful Teacher, Mindful School: Changing School Cultures
Chapter 8: Beyond Our Classrooms: Aligning with the Wider World

This has helped deal with some of my students with SEND

Mrs sheryal wernham
Vocational Education, Swindon College
October 8, 2018

very useful current ideas on how to manage stress practically :)

Mrs Kulwinder Maude
School of Education, Kingston University
November 21, 2017

A straightforward and practical guide to how to instil mindfulness in your life and your teaching practice. I would particularly recommend this to those starting out in the profession, as an aid to the challenges that lie ahead, but it is also useful for experienced practitioners who feel their wellbeing is suffering as a result of the demands of the role. A great read!

Mrs Suzi Smale
Psychology, Petroc College
October 14, 2017

With mindfulness becoming more prevalent in schools this book is a really useful guide to what it is and how to support yourself as a trainee or qualified teacher and your students. It has a range of exercises to use for the teachers and their students and gives practical advise and case studies throughout. It explains how mindfulness relates to social and emotional well being and learning. Teachers are more informed and will hopefully be confident to try out the mindfulness activities in class.

Mrs Jayne Double
ECLIPS, Suffolk New College
September 5, 2017

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