Teaching

Why is a whole school approach so important?

Over the past century our understanding of how children learn has developed considerably, and whilst research continues and experts debate the mechanisms there is one unifying factor: the interactions that children have with others (‘relationships’) are key. From Sigmund Freud’s focus on childhood experiences, to John Bowlby’s attachment theory, to Albert Bandura’s proposition that learning […]

Research into the impact of mindfulness on teachers

Teaching is a challenging profession and work-related stress is a serious problem in schools. Whilst there is a large body of research on the mental and physical health benefits of mindfulness for adults generally, this 2015 study specifically investigates the impact of mindfulness on teachers in schools. Non-Randomised Feasibility Trial Assessing The Efficacy Of A […]

Recurring themes from our Teaching Mindfully conference

We were delighted to welcome so many delegates to our maiden online conference on Saturday 20th June. Over 900 educators joined us throughout the day for a series of insightful and informative talks, presentations and case studies from our broad range of expert speakers. Punctuating the day with some short mindfulness practices, we also had […]

Join us at the MiSP conference 2020 ‘Teaching Mindfully’ – ONLINE!

We are delighted to announce that this year’s MiSP conference, on the theme of ‘Teaching Mindfully’, will be taking place online via video conferencing on Saturday 20th June 2020. Originally planned as a face-to-face event in London, we are moving our conference online to ensure as many people as possible will be able to attend and to protect the health of […]

A HUGE thank you to the amazing education community

Due to the coronavirus pandemic, our education community has faced so many new, difficult and, at times, heartbreaking challenges: Making impossible decisions about how to keep schools open for vulnerable children and children of key workers whilst safeguarding staff and pupils alike. Making distressing personal decisions about prioritising duty of care: to our schools, our […]

20 Tips #8: Teaching Mindfulness Online? Reflections on Safeguarding during School Closures

As we ride the waves of uncertainty and daily changes to government guidance, our daily meetings at MiSP have been dominated by how we can best support students and teachers in the midst of school closures and restricted movement. We are also more than aware of how these changes will have affected many of those […]