On January 23rd, we held the first of our MiSP Reconnection & Continuing Professional Development Days in London in response to a number of requests from our community of trained teachers. The aim of the day was for people who have trained to teach .b and/or Paws b to connect with each other, share ideas, and update themselves on developments from MiSP, including the new .breathe curriculum. We also enjoyed shared mindfulness practice throughout the day.
The day was superb and it was lovely to reconnect with so many people and pick up good tips etc.
The day was very well attended, with nearly 40 people joining us in The Barn at Greencoat Place. There was a range of backgrounds and experience, from teachers who trained with MiSP a few months ago to some who were among the Mindfulness in Schools pioneers, having attended the early trainings of .b in 2013! There were teachers based in schools as well as peripatetic teachers working across schools.
I thought it was a brilliant day and good value.
It was such a rich and rewarding day, with lots of ideas and experiences shared about how to deliver the curricula in schools and maximise the impact on the children and young people. In the afternoon, Claire Kelly, Director of Training & Curricula, took us through the new .breathe lessons and everyone took away a copy of the Teachers’ Booklets, understanding how they fit into the Paws b and .b programmes and ready to deliver these new lessons! There was a real sense that this Reconnection Day strengthened links with others in the MiSP community and that attendees felt energised and inspired by sharing the day with other MiSP trained teachers.
Just wanted to thank you both for the MiSP Reconnection & CPD day on Thursday. It was a really good event and a welcome opportunity to connect with like-minded people and hear about the good work that is happening in our schools. I was really inspired by everyone there.
We found it such a rewarding day spending time together with our fantastic community that we will be scheduling regular Reconnection & CPD Days throughout the rest of the year. If you are a .b or Paws b teacher you will have another opportunity to join us at a Reconnection & CPD Day in Manchester on 30th April or Bristol on 8thJune.
We look forward to seeing you there!
NB: We sold a few MiSP t-shirts on the day. If you would like one of your own you can order one by emailing: firstname.lastname@example.org with the number you would like and in which sizes (S, M, L, XL). The cost is £15 with all profits going to our A Million Minds Matter appeal. We will confirm postage costs (depending on where you live) before placing the order and sending you an invoice.