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Languages understood:

English, Spanish, French

With which level of education are you involved?

Secondary education: lower level

What discipline do you teach (mainly)?

Other: Administrator

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

General education (e.g. primary or secondary school)

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

Otherwise: administrative

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 yrs.

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

We tried an exploratory mindfulness class with 20 11-14 year olds in the Spring 2010. Now looking to see how we can extend this.

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?

Tried and tested activities and approaches that work with the 11-14 age group. Ways of working with teachers to extend and deepen this area. Connections with younger and older approaches.

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?

Too early to say really but the initial feedback questionaire showed students saw meditation, yoga, mindfulness activities to be of value to them.

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

Secular based.