TOWARDS COMPASSION BASED TEACHING  
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Languages understood:

English, French

With which level of education are you involved?

Secondary education: intermediate level

What discipline do you teach (mainly)?

Physics / science

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: staff training

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?

5

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?

I am not working directly with pupils at the moment, but I have done some short classroom minfulness/calming execises and have engeaed students in developing their own “mindfulness trainings”.

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?

If it became more widely known, so that the reaction from other staff was more positive.

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. I have not done it systematically enough with ne group and monitored something measurable - anecdotal evidence is of no use, I feel. My aim was to intriduce them to practices so they would not be entirely foreign if they met them later in life.

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

Secular based.