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'Strong' silence is a sound strategy in class | TES New Teachers

'Strong' silence is a sound strategy in class | TES New Teachers | Mindfulness and Teaching | Scoop.it
Silence can be an effective tool, helping to create an effective and enjoyable classroom for all
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Creating spaces for simply 'being' in the classroom.  This was an inspirational read for me.  

How might you create moments of silence in your classroom: wait-time, thinking time, space just to be ... in reflection, in contemplation, with the breath, with the self ...

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Mindfulness Meditation Fights Burnout, New Study Of Teachers ...

Mindfulness Meditation Fights Burnout, New Study Of Teachers ... | Mindfulness and Teaching | Scoop.it
"Well-being is actually a skill," said Dr. Richard J. Davidson, professor of psychology and psychiatry at the University of Wisconsin at Madison and the study's senior author. "It's something that can be ...
Rebekah Keenan Mount's insight:
I read another great article this weekend on the notion of teacher wellbeing. Interestingly, a lot of the articles on teacher wellbeing focus on deficit ideas (stress due to workload, classroom behaviour etc.) rather than stating what promotes wellbeing in teaching. However, this particular article by Sue Roffey (2012) contends that a focus on teacher wellbeing also promotes student wellbeing. Couldn’t agree more. A tool for wellbeing is certainly being able to create spaces for self. I’m certain that you all have strategies for coping with stress and have areas of your life that are nurturing for you. I'm looking forward to sharing a mindful meditation with my Teacher Candidates this Friday. AUM
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