Teach .b (11 – 18)

Teach .b (11 – 18)

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 costs £625 + VAT.

As a charity, we are able to offer some free and reduced price places. 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 abou 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

23rd Oct 2018 - 26th Oct 2018
London
23rd Oct 2018 - 26th Oct 2018
Plymouth
23rd Oct 2018 - 26th Oct 2018
Liverpool
30th Oct 2018 - 2nd Nov 2018
Birmingham
15th Nov 2018 - 18th Nov 2018
Prague
20th Nov 2018 - 23rd Nov 2018
London
8th Feb 2019 - 11th Feb 2019
Sydney

Please click here for the Overseas Partner Course Schedule

Frequently asked questions

Learn more about the .b curriculum

To find out more click here

When and where is the next Teach .b course?

To train with MiSP in the UK click here or if you wish to train overseas with one of our overseas partners 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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