Mindful Teaching and Teaching Mindfulness

How ready students are to learn is as important as what they learn.  The concept of Mindfulness and its relationship to teaching is new to me.  I was recommended Deborah Schoeberlein’s book Mindful Teaching and Teaching Mindfulness as a place to start my investigation into Mindful Teaching.  Through online connections with Grant Frend, principal of Garibaldi Secondary School we decided to start an online book club to generate discussions about the book and the impact its ideas can have for ourselves and the students in our classes.

I invite you to read the book, and use this space to write about your thoughts of the ideas presented in the book and how it may be connected to your current or future classroom practice.

You can order the book online through Chapters here.

You can submit your written reflections via email to this email address to be added to this blog.

We will be hosting a twitter chat in the 1st week of February to share our thinking and connections.  We will use the hashtag #teachingmindfulness for twitter interactions.

The author, Deborah Schoeberlein, has also expressed an interest in connecting with those of us who wish to connect and have a conversation with her.

If you have any questions please contact me.

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