In August, I will be taking up a new post at Phuket International Academy Day School
(PIADS), teaching Humanities and English in the Middle Years Program. We are excited for many reasons – the new adventure, the new chapter in a winding career, the sand, and – not the least – the opportunity to connect mindfulness in the classroom. PIADS is doing ground-breaking work in this area and I’m excited to join that process.
Over the next months, I will hone my own practice and prepare for my approach to students and colleagues. I will use this space to collect and collate some resources on mindfulness in and out of school. Further suggestions are most welcome!
Here is a good start: Jon Kabat-Zinn bringing definition to mindfulness:I also found this overview by Amy Saltzman helpful for teachers.