TOWARDS COMPASSION BASED TEACHING  
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Profile

Languages understood:

English

With which level of education are you involved?

Pre-school

What discipline do you teach (mainly)?

All subjects

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?

3

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

4-5 years old

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

I have made big efforts to make mindful speech integral to the ethos of the Nursery. We share short periods of quiet/meditation and I actively teach and encourage aspects of mindful listening.

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?

Sharing good practice (educational) and success stories with other practitioners.

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, improved behaviour in the family situation,.
Visitors regularly comment on how well the children get on with each other. They also say that the children are very confident and independent. When the children move on into Reception (!set year of school) the their new teachers are pleased at how well they transition and also how well behaved they are without losing a sense of their individualities.

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

Secular based.