Thursday, 26th October 2017

Mindfulness for Educators

Why should we talk about mindfulness for educators?

 

We hear this word all over these days: mindfulness  Be mindful of how you eat.  Be mindful while you drive, brush your teeth, have a shower, walk up the stairs. Our whole life is supposed to be lived in this mindful bliss.

Big corporations, hospitals and — more recently — education are jumping on board to bring mindfulness into board meetings, surgical rooms and classrooms.  What is it about mindfulness that has educators rushing out to buy a new… Continue reading…

Friday, 1st July 2016

2×10 with WellAhead

 

 

WellAhead is a philanthropic initiative of the J.W. McConnell family Foundation that aims to improve child and youth mental health by integrating wellbeing into school communities.

This past year, Greater Victoria School District worked with them to co-design, prototype and scale out an initiative called 2×10 that is about connecting staff with students in schools.

2×10 is essentially an adult taking at least 2 minutes to talk to a student up to 10 times about something that is meaningful and positive to the student to help build a… Continue reading…