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Daniel Rechtschaffen "Mindfulness & Education" - YouTube

http://eomega.org/omega/faculty/viewProfile/b670b2dad07ccd8f9825ee88085ba8c3/ Daniel Rechtschaffen, MA, a pioneer in the field of mindfulness and education, ...
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A very clear and helpful clip about  teaching Mindfulness in School. The benefits of introducing practises to the classroom to support focussing skills and to teach attention are great for younger children. The techniques for doing this are very simple and could be included in every school day. I particularly like the emphasis on encouraging the children to "be present" , using simple sensory activities such as the Tibetan Singing Bowl to focus attention  .

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Mindful Schools Curriculum Training - Sample Footage - In-Class Instruction - YouTube

Footage of Megan teaching Lesson 2 (Mindful Breathing) of the Mindful Schools Elementary School Curriculum to a 4th grade classroom in Oakland, CA. This samp...
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This clip is of interest as it's relevant to upper primary age..it demonstrates how the simplicity of mindful breathing can evoke clear responses from the children, I note how happy and ready they are to share their thoughts and experiences. Another helpful resource for teachers.

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Mindfulness In Schools - BBC World News - YouTube-

Find out more about The Mindfulness In Schools Project at mindfulnessinschools.org
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This is a really helpful overview of the Mindfulness in Schools Project with lots of background from an interesting cross section of experts, as well as showing clearly how the practise of Mindfulness is having a positive impact for young people in Schools.

My interest in this project/aspect of school life has sprung from working with younger Primary age children. Realising that many of the stresses and anxieties- as well as ways of coping with and overcoming these-can have their roots in what is experienced through younger  years, I'm wanting to explore how mindfulness practices can be adapted for supporting children in Primary School.

How also may Mindfulness Practise benefit the Primary School

Community as a whole?

This clip is useful for teachers' professional development . 

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Alfred Wallis - YouTube

Alfred Wallis nació en Devonport (1855-1942) En 1876, cuando tenía 20 años, se casó con Susan Ward, una mujer 21 años mayor que él y madre de cinco hijos. Se...
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don't be put off if you don't speak Spanish! This is a wonderful, lovingly made  picture gallery of the works of Wallis..enjoyable for all!

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Alfred Wallis HD - YouTube

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This is a great little film made by two schoolboys that other children will enjoy watching. It tells us some significant facts about Wallis' life and work from a schoolboy's perspective and introduces some of his paintings.

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Mindfulness in Schools Conference 2013 - Testimonials - YouTube

Find out more about The Mindfulness In Schools Project at mindfulnessinschools.org
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I was fascinated, inspired and very moved by this clip of children and young people talking about their experience of the Mindfulness in Schools Project. Once again it brings to mind children I have encountered in the Primary setting and the sense that what has already been so successfully introduced at Secondary School level has the potential to be hugely beneficial in the Primary School context.

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Mindful Schools In-Class Instruction - YouTube

This video shows the Mindful Schools curriculum action. Mindful Schools (http://www.mindfulschools.org) offers adult courses to learn mindfulness, and how to...
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This clip introduces Mindfulness work in school in America...useful because it involves primary age children. It explores how practise can impact the way chilren respond to each other as well as feel about themselves.

Mostly valuable for teacher's professional development, but parts may be interesting to share with children.

 

Very useful for working with SEN children/ behavioural problems/PHSE-"Think before you act"

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Paintings on driftwood, sea slate, seashells and canvas by Adele Whittle - YouTube

http://adelewhittleart.blogspot.com Art inspired by nature, including seascapes and sea scenes painted on driftwood, sea slate, seashells and canvas that I h...
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This could be a useful clip to add to the Alfred Wallis resources, especially together with Nigel Legge's work. A picture gallery featuring paintings on driftwood that Primary age children will be able to relate to..I think it would inspire them to think, "I'd like to have a go at that!"

 

-I think bringing all of these clips and ideas together could create a great Art Project..

 

-links to other subject areas include History/Geography/Curric.ulum Kernewek

 

-Possibility of local artist, Nigel Legge, coming in to school to work with the children and talk about his painting.

 

-Study trip to St. Ives Tate 

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What I love (v) - YouTube- Trawler and Pier by Alfred Wallis

Alex Bird, a member of the Visitor Services team at Manchester Art Gallery tells us why he loves the painting Trawler and Pier by Alfred Wallis. Filming and ...
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Alex Bird introduces this painting and includes a lot of useful insights and responses..he does speak in an insightful way about the work, but I don't feel this would be above and beyond upper Primary age children, rather that his open and personal reactions to the painting may encourage them to explore more their own feelings, thoughts and responses to paintings they encounter.

This clip introduces the idea of Naive Art for discussion, it' also provokes thought about texture, technique and the materials Wallis worked with and what motivated him to paint.

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Contemporary Fisherman's Artwork - local fisherman Nigel Legge talks about his work.

Contemporary Fisherman's Artwork - local fisherman Nigel Legge talks about his work. | Rachel's Teaching and Learning Ideas | Scoop.it
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An introduction to the Artwork of local fisherman, Nigel Legge..explaining how his artwork emerged from winter weather when he couldn't go to sea.

Interesting use of driftwood and found beach objects to paint on...also discussion about the symbolism of the boats in his

paintings always heading towards shore

This clip would be great to share with children as a follow-on to the work of Alfred Wallis; in many ways Nigel's work may enable them to connect with similar artwork made in times gone-by.

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