If you would like to bring mindfulness to pupils, parents or staff, you can use the website map to engage an independent .b or Paws b mindfulness teacher to deliver a taster session, the .b or Paws b curriculum. All of the teachers successfully completed a .b or Paws training course and now operate as independent practitioners. It is your responsibility to ensure they are the right teacher for you and have the necessary insurance and safeguarding training to meet your needs.
As a guide the Paws b curriculum is suitable from Second Class upwards but remember it is a good idea to introduce mindfulness even earlier. The .b (pronounced dot b; for stop and breathe) can be taught to Sixth Class and is very suitable for Post Primary classes.
Some Tips on Finding the Right Fit For Your Needs
Always speak to the mindfulness teacher and ideally meet them before you employ them
Get a reference from another school or ask about previous delivery of mindfulness courses
Can this person teach a class/group?
Agree the number of sessions, timetable it and offer support
Remember the class teacher or team need to be in the room and buy into it also
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Kay has a strong background in education having worked abroad and within the Irish Education system for over 30 years.