Summer Course for Educators

Growing essential teaching resources of awareness, compassion and empathy

Grace happens when we act with others on behalf of our world” 

– Joanna Macy & Molly Brown, 2014.

About the Course

This summer discover GRACE – a mindfulness-based psychology course specially designed for educators. Approved by Department of Education for EPV days and hosted in partnership with Blackrock Education Centre.

This has been a school year like no other – moving between classroom-based and remote learning contexts and meeting the uncertain and ever-evolving demands of living and learning in the midst of a global pandemic. This live and interactive online summer course offers teachers a restorative space to attend to wellbeing in practice. A space to refill the well.

There are lots of curricula to support teaching wellbeing for students, this course asks – and aims to answer – how do we hold space for the teachers? to flourish and in turn encourage the flourishing of students and the school system? 

Informed by the latest neuroscience and psychological research and 25 years of practice experience in community and school setting, this set of evidence-based skills offers teachers a clear pathway for developing and advancing the skills necessary to respond to the complexity of demands in being a teacher today.

Inspired by immersive retreat style approaches to learning together, this course is experiential and interactive in style and offers a series of practical experiences to take into the next school year. Using videoconferencing this year, there will be plenty of time and space for shared dialogue and activities on and off screen. 

 

Each day we cover a different yet connected module:

Module 1: Awareness 

Creating safe spaces for learning

Module 2: Empathy

Cultivating positive emotions

Module 3: Compassion 

Fierce and kindly actions

Module 4: Integration

Mindfully teaching in the classroom

Module 5: Onwards 

Embodying a flourishing life

During this week together, we will make space to connect with key resources that we already have yet are so easily forget in the midst of the chaos and uncertainty. We don’t know what lies ahead but we do know there are tools and skills we can draw on to help us there.  Join us and make space for yourself so you may continue to live true to what matters to you most in your being as teacher. Hosted in partnership with Blackrock Education Centre. This course is approved for Department of Education EPV days.

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Monday 5th – Friday 9th July 2021

9.30am – 2pm

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