Teach Paws b (7 – 11)

Teach Paws b is a three-day training course that prepares participants who have met the prerequisites to teach the Paws b curriculum in schools or other educational or youth-related organisations.

The Teach Paws b course consists of real-time lessons, pedagogy sessions, discussion groups and opportunities to practise guiding the Paws b exercises with each other.

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 Paws b booklet
  • Teacher’s Notes on each lesson
  • PowerPoint slideshow of each lesson
  • An introductory PowerPoint presentation for colleagues

Potential Benefits For Students

  • Promotes well-being and resilience
  • Offers knowledge and skills applicable to the child’s life
  • Can be individually tailored to suit each child
  • Extends the thinking skills learning which is promoted in the national curriculum such as neuroscience and metacognition

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 Paws b cost?

This three-day course costs £465 + VAT.

As a charity, we are able to offer some free and reduced price places. Click here to find out more.

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Ready to Apply?

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

Diary & Course Schedule

The Paws b Curriculum

To find out more about the Paws b curriculum:

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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

You must have completed, in person, an 8-week secular mindfulness course and have been practising mindfulness for at least 6 months from the start of your 8-week course and the start of the Teach Paws b course. The following 8-week courses are accepted: .b Foundations, MBSR, MBCT, Finding Peace in a Frantic World, Breathworks, Mindfulness-Based Living Course (MBLC).

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

The training course

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

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

Upcoming courses

22nd Oct 2018 - 24th Oct 2018
Liverpool
22nd Oct 2018 - 24th Oct 2018
London
31st Oct 2018 - 2nd Nov 2018
Newcastle Upon Tyne
25th Nov 2018 - 27th Nov 2018
London

Please click here for the Overseas Partner Course Schedule

Frequently asked questions

Learn more about the Paws b curriculum

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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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