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Bring Mindfulness to Your School in 2016

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If you would like to bring mindfulness to pupils, parents or staff, you can use the website map on www.aframeofmind.ie to engage an independent .b or Paws b teacher to deliver a taster session, the .b or Paws b curriculum. All of the teachers successfully completed a .b or Paws training course with Mindfulness in […]

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Training, Up Skilling and Course Addict

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For those of us in Primary schools we are still busy but the promise of summer allows us the opportunity to move a lot of our learning to the outdoors, to the school gardens and back into the classroom again. I am looking forward to sports day, school trips, yoga outdoors and perhaps some simple […]

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Parenting Is a Blessing & Self Care Is a Must

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Welcome to the Club Whatever way we come to parenthood; planned, unplanned, IVF, surrogacy, fostering, adoption or other means; we know we are blessed, and bravely set off on a lifelong journey, not knowing exactly which paths and directions we will have to navigate. We may have some ideals about parenting, family and relationships but […]

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Mindfulness in the Primary Classroom

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  New Course For Primary Teachers-Professional Training in the Applied use of Mindfulness for Primary Schools For those of us in Primary schools we are still busy but the delights of Spring and the promise of Summer allow us the opportunity to move a lot of our learning to the outdoors, to the school gardens […]

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Prioritizing Teacher Health and Well-Being

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Wellness Packages were launched in the INTO Learning Centre, Parnell Square, autumn 2015. The 3 week packages consisted of experiential workshops and were a great opportunity for those of us in attendance to prioritize our health and wellbeing.  The Thursday afternoons provided a much needed pause in our busy week. Feeling nourished, we floated into […]

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Going Green

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What we communicate by who we are can be as significant as what we say and I had a prime example of this last week. I was teaching my usual Friday morning class when one of the girl’s asked if we could make smoothies the following week. Having heard her request and sensing the enthusiasm […]

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Leadership roles of teachers

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I will be attending my local union meeting today, oddly enough called the Branch which has me thinking of trees as I come grips with the intricacies of the English language. Anyway back to the INTO meeting- this is a great opportunity for me to keep up to date with things that matter to us […]