TOWARDS COMPASSION BASED TEACHING  
line decor
English
line decor
 


 
 
 


 
 
Profile

Languages understood:

English, German, French, Dutch

With which level of education are you involved?

University

What discipline do you teach (mainly)?

Language

Does your school, college or faculty teach for a specific discipline or is the education more general?

General education

Are you yourself working with pupils/students or are you otherwise involved in education, (e.g. educational policy)?

(mainly) teaching pupils/students

What kind of organisational relation do you have with your educational work?

(mainly) professional / important source of income.

How many years is it since you first started your efforts to integrate mindfulness into your educational work?

1

On average, what age are the pupils/students with who you are working?

13-15 years old.

Can you describe briefly what you are doing with your pupils/students to integrate mindfulness in your educational work?

Every lesson i start with 3 minutes of silence. I draw a big heart on the blackboard and then I write in the heart :"3 minutes de silence" as I teach French. We do a Zenn meditation. Count the breath untill ten and then start again. After 3 minutes i start my lesson.

What is it that would be most helpful to you to (further) improve your work with integrating mindfulness in your educational work, besides deepening your own practice?

To explain to other teachers the use of medition in class. i would like that every lesson in the whole school would start with '3 minutes de silence'. There is not much interest for this by other teachers.

Have you noticed or heard of any changes in the behaviour of your pupils/students?

Yes

What is the nature of the changes you have noticed in the behaviour of your pupils/students?

Improved class room behaviour. Lesson starts with more concentration and atention..

What is the base of the mindfulness practise you are using in your educational work?

Buddhist based.