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Mindful Staff Online Training Package

A 5-session mindfulness professional learning package for school groups or educational staff.

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The Mindful Staff Online Training

# NEW… Online Mindfulness Course for whole staff or groups of educators

Our very popular ‘Mindful Teacher Online Course’, is now being offered as a ‘Mindful Staff’ professional learning package for school groups or educational staff.

With a min of just 10 people…

  • A separate Mindful Teacher course will be created just for your site/ school/ group
  • Your site or school can select the start date to suit your needs
  • Each week, fortnight, or even set dates you choose, the next course materials will be delivered online – for a period of 5 sessions.
  • There is no need to be online at any set time
  • Each session takes about 1 hour, with practice encouraged between sessions
  • A certificate will be issued at the end of the course which is generated when 100% of the course is completed.
  • Participants have access to the course forever, so it can be revisited whenever needed

Why provide mindfulness training for a staff group?

The beginning of the year is a perfect time to establish a strong well-being focus for teachers in your school or site. We know that when we are at our best, we can support and help others better. We also know, that teacher well-being affects every student, child or parent they work with.

The benefits of learning and practising mindfulness as a staff group include building a collegiate supportive environment that recognises and values educator well-being, and creating a common language and understanding of mindfulness in your education setting.

Why was the Mindful Teacher Course developed?

Only educators can truly understand the complexities, daily challenges and stress of being a teacher or educator. Let's face it... teaching is one of the most demanding jobs in the world. As a school leader, I have seen first hand how excellent teachers who really care about their students and the job they do, get burnt out and stressed by the demands of this profession...

I have seen brilliant teachers doubting their ability, being overwhelmed by challenging students or feeling personally affronted by tricky parents, and not having the tools to know how to take control and manage these situations any differently.

I also know, before I learnt mindfulness practices, this use to be me too...

Mindfulness is a powerful practice to manage emotions, reduce anxiety and improve overall feelings of wellbeing. Mindfulness can be used to become more aware of our responses, create calm & space to be fully present in the role of educator.

I believe that the development of wellbeing skills for educators is as important as the wellbeing skills we teach our students. I felt so passionate about this focus, that I quit my school leadership role and am now offering a series of mindfulness courses specifically for educators that address the issues that teachers face everyday in their lives and in their classrooms.

This staff training package has been released as a 5 session Online Program that can be completed at your site's own pace and schedule. You also get lifetime access to all the resources, videos and online content.

Here is what you will learn about and practice each week...

Week 1: An introduction to mindfulness in education

  • Our ruminating teachers’s mind
  • How mindfulness changes the brain
  • Identifying our challenges in teaching
  • Guided practices: Feel your feet & breathe

Week 2: Getting out of auto-pilot

  • Automaticity in the brain
  • Engaging the senses
  • Living & teaching on auto-pilot
  • Guided practices: Savouring & Being present in the class

Week 3: The body-mind connection

  • Our visceral system
  • Tuning into our body/ emotions
  • Managing difficult situations in the classroom
  • Guided practices: Body scan & Sound

Week 4: Mindful Movement

  • Body-mind connection in movement
  • Power of mindsets & positive education
  • Gratitude: The heart of teaching
  • Guided practices: Movement & Gratitude Walk

Week 5: Our storytelling mind

  • Noticing our thoughts in the classroom
  • Thoughts are just thoughts
  • Cultivating compassion for our students & self
  • Guided practices: Observing thoughts

Course participants will receive :

  • notification of new weekly course content availability, delivered via email link
  • practical applications of the skills within a class or educational setting
  • pdf downloads to support the weekly lessons
  • opportunity to connect online with other participants from the same site or group
  • lifetime access to the online resources
  • lesson videos that can be completed in one sitting or slowly over the week
  • a certificate for 5 hours of professional learning upon completion
  • All the course materials which can be completed at your own pace and schedule.

Mindful Staff Online Training Costs:

Our regular Mindful Teacher online course costs $125pp, however group discounts are offered for schools and staff groups of 10 of more, eg: $95pp for groups of 10-20.

For enquiries about discounts for groups, and to register your team in this online training, please contact me at [email protected]


With much gratitude to be of service to educators everywhere

Jan Carey
Director
The Mindful Classroom
www.themindfulclassroom.com.au


 

"Mindfulness practices provide educators with explicit tools & strategies for improving self awareness, emotional resilience, compassion, concentration, self-regulation, positive mind-sets and overall feelings of wellbeing"

Your Instructor


Jan Carey
Jan Carey

Jan Carey is the founder and facilitator of The Mindful Classroom. She has completed international mindfulness certification training in:

  • Mindfulness .b Program, UK
  • Mindful Schools Program, New York
  • MBCT Training

Jan is a highly skilled teacher and leader with over 30 years teaching experience. She has worked in primary and secondary schools in metropolitan and rural locations, and has held various school leadership roles, including primary school principal for the past 9 years. She is an engaging and well informed presenter, who truly understands the complexity and challenges of the educational role. She has now helped over 2,000 educators with mindfulness techniques through workshops, courses and whole school programs.

To see more about the Mindful Classroom programs, staff training courses, events and retreats... go to www.themindfulclassroom.com.au

You can contact Jan at [email protected]


Testimonials from our Mindful Teacher Program participants

"I have recommend this course to other staff - and feel all teachers in the school should do this course"

"Even just after our session today I feel a better sense of calm at home with the family and feel more at ease with my thought process towards work next week and beyond."

"I am a primary school counsellor who has worked with children and families from disadvantaged backgrounds for over 20 years and found not only new skills whilst doing the course, but had many 'ah ha' moments along the way."

"Love that I can and have used these mindful moments in both work and home life"

"I have had a tough start to the year and am so grateful for this experience"

"The 'ground down and breathe' exercise we did early on was really valuable and is something I always use now when having the more 'difficult' conversations, especially with parents. I found all the strategies taught to be really helpful in my personal journey."

Frequently Asked Questions


When does the course start and finish?
This course starts on any date selected by the school or site - you choose! You will receive an email each week, fortnight or on selected dates chosen by your site, to inform you when the new content is available online.. The course is 5 sessions in length.
What format will the course content be in?
I truly understand how busy (and tired) teachers/ educators can get, so the course materials will primarily be presented in video style. You will also get access to audio files, pdfs and further links if you are interested in learning or reading more. You can listen and watch the videos as many times as you want. You have lifetime access after all!
How much time will I need to spend completing the course?
The face to face course typically consists of 5 x 1 hour weekly sessions. This online course replicates most of the same content, so expect to allow about the same time over the week. You can of course break this down to smaller amounts of time over a number of days if that helps.
Will I need to be online at a certain time each week?
No, this course is completing asynchronous, so you can access your materials anytime, from anywhere.
Is mindfulness easy to learn?
At first the mind wanders constantly, but with practice we learn to sustain our attention and direct it more skilfully. This helps break the grip of unhelpful mental habits, judgements and impulses, making way for greater calm, and for more helpful, kinder and rational thinking about all aspects of life. However, it takes practice!
How long do I have access to the course?
How does lifetime access sound? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own.

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