Why use mindfulness in the classroom?
The term mindfulness refers to a state of awareness by paying conscious attention to the present moment and observing it without judgement, with curiosity and with compassion.
In a school setting, mindfulness can help students regulate the stress surrounding exam pressure. Students can also learn to sit more comfortably with the impermanent emotions of adolescence which at the time seem all-consuming and everlasting.
Mindfulness has grown enormously in popularity and, as with anything trendy, it can be easy to build preconceptions and dismiss it before trying it yourself. Let’s break it down together and start with the basics!
Amy Malloy introduces what mindfulness is and how to apply it in the classroom.