Adding mindfulness practices to my day took small amounts of effort, and yet these brief moments had far reaching impacts on my daily life. As a student and a teacher, mindfulness practices are ways to check in with my body and my mind inside and outside the classroom.
Your practice is your own, and the way you observe your surroundings and experience your emotions is entirely kept within you. You can find the resources and practice-based reflections below for further guidance on adding Mindfulness to your day!
Positive reinforcement is restructuring habits so the good ones are rewarded. Teachers can use "corrective consequences," or mandatory mindfulness sessions aligned promoting positive behaviour, as a classroom management strategy. To divide the class period, use short activities and exercises like the ones found above to allow your students to check in with their emotions. This can help students develop self-awareness.