Teach .b (11 – 18)

Teach .b (11 – 18)

The course was amazing and in all honesty the best course I have been on in a very long time so a huge thank you to everyone involved. I am looking forward to seeing how I can implement the learning in the next few weeks and am sure it will be of great benefit to many of the young people I work with.”

Teach .b course is a 4-day training course which prepares participants who have met the prerequisites to teach the 10-lesson .b curriculum to 11-18-year-olds in schools, or other educational or youth-related organisations.

Participants will be taught the lessons in ‘real time’ with opportunities to discuss the pedagogy of each lesson and how it can best be taught to a group of young people in different settings. There will also be opportunities to work with other participants guiding them, and being guided by them, in the main mindfulness practices from the lessons.

Please note: This course does not qualify those who take part to go on and train others to deliver the curriculum. Nor may they share the teaching resources with others. If your place on a Teach Paws b or Teach .b course is going to be funded by your school or other organisation, we recommend you make this clear to them before enrolling for this course. For further information, please see the Terms and Conditions.

At the end of the course, participants will receive six-months free membership to The Hub and all the materials needed to start teaching the lessons:

  • Student Booklet
  • How to teach .b booklet
  • Teacher’s Notes on each lesson
  • PowerPoint slideshow of each lesson
  • An introductory PowerPoint presentation for colleagues

Potential Benefits For Students

  • To experience greater well-being (e.g. feel happier, calmer, more fulfilled)
  • To fulfil their potential and pursue their own goals e.g. be more creative, more relaxed, academically, personally
  • To improve their concentration and focus, in classes, in exams and tests, on the sports field, when playing games, when paying attention and listening to others
  • To work with difficult mental states such as depressive, ruminative and anxious thoughts and low moods
  • To cope with the everyday stresses and strains of adolescent life such as exams, relationships, sleep problems, family issues

What are the prerequisites?

Our training is open to school teachers and non-school teachers alike but as with all the main mindfulness programmes, it is expected to be taught only by those who regularly practise mindfulness themselves.

Research shows clearly that mindfulness is more effective when taught by those who embody the particular qualities it develops, such as open-minded curiosity, kindliness, acceptance, trust, patience, and non-striving, and who have skills of focusing, and paying and switching attention.

Teachers of mindfulness need to be able to model what they are teaching, and to understand and relate directly and empathically to experiences their students may be having from a solid base in their own life. (Similarly, you would not expect a teacher who had never been in water to teach swimming effectively!)

View the full course prerequisites before applying.

How much does Teach .b cost?

This four-day course currently costs £625 + VAT.

For courses beginning after 1st October 2019, this will increase to £690 + VAT.  This is the first fee uplift in five years and reflects the increase in venue, printing and other supplier costs. 

We continue to offer supported places to state-funded schools meeting our criteria click here to find out more.

Testimonials & Case Studies

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Ready to Apply?

To view our current list of Teach .b courses, please visit our course schedule:

Diary & Course Schedule

The .b Curriculum

To find out more about the .b curriculum:

View Curriculum

Frequently Asked Questions

There are a number of questions that regularly come up during our training courses. Please have a look through them on our FAQ page. If you have any further questions, you will be able to ask your lead trainer during your training course or feel free to contact: support@mindfulnessinschools.org

Pre-requisites

The .b curriculum, as with all the main mindfulness programmes, is expected to be taught only by those who regularly practise mindfulness themselves.

Click here to see our formal list of prerequisites for full details.

The training course

Participants will be taught the lessons in ‘real time’ with opportunities to discuss the pedagogy of each lesson and how it can best be taught to a group of young people in different settings.

PLEASE NOTE: The Teach .b course involves training to teach the curriculum to pupils, but not to provide any form of teacher training for adults (i.e. training others to teach the .b course)

There will also be opportunities to work with other participants guiding them, and being guided by them, in the main mindfulness practices from the lessons.

At the end of the course, participants will receive 6-months free membership to the MiSP Teachers’ Network and all the materials needed to start teaching the lessons:

  • Student Booklet
  • “How to teach .b” booklet
  • Teacher’s Notes on each lesson
  • PowerPoint slideshow of each lesson
  • Animations

“Very informative delivered brilliantly. I feel confident to deliver the course (with practice!)”

“This is the best course that I have attended. It was taught with kindness, consideration, and warmth…..”

Upcoming courses

Teach .b
24th Sep 2019 - 27th Sep 2019
London
Teach .b
22nd Oct 2019 - 25th Oct 2019
London
Teach .b
16th Nov 2019 - 24th Nov 2019
Dublin
Teach .b
18th Feb 2020 - 21st Feb 2020
London
Teach .b
7th Mar 2020 - 22nd Mar 2020
Dublin
Teach .b
16th Mar 2020 - 19th Mar 2020
London
Teach .b
6th Apr 2020 - 9th Apr 2020
London
Teach .b
14th Apr 2020 - 17th Apr 2020
Liverpool
Teach .b
12th May 2020 - 15th May 2020
Glasgow
Teach .b
15th Jun 2020 - 18th Jun 2020
London
Teach .b
29th Jun 2020 - 2nd Jul 2020
Dublin
Teach .b
25th Aug 2020 - 28th Aug 2020
London

Please click here for the Overseas Partner Course Schedule

Frequently asked questions

Learn more about the .b curriculum

To find out more click here

Do you offer free places on courses?

As a charity, we are delighted to be able to offer a number of free and reduced price places on some MiSP training courses to schools who have above average numbers of pupils receiving Free School Meals. For more information about MiSP supported places click here.

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