M4S2 Relationships, Mindfulness, and Your Students

Module 4 Session 2 Mindfulness, Relationships, and Your Students

February 19, 2019

Opening practice:

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What [Observation - Feeling - Need - Request] arises within your body when you meditate?

Check in on the past two weeks of formal and informal practice.

  • Formal practice. Does five minutes a day feel like brushing your teeth yet?

  • Informal practice. tell us about your NVC experience!

Relationships and your students

Our discussion question for today:

What do you think would be the hardest part of the NVC format for your students to use, if they were to start?

Our activity:

In pairs, work on one of the following two-part questions that your dyad chose:

Option 1: student communication

  • Name one recurring aspect of your class (or school) that requires students to communicate with one another. What mindfulness-based exercise could you reasonably incorporate into the introduction of that activity?

  • Describe your mindfulness exercise and communication activity here. What would you tell students about this addition, if anything? What are the ideal outcomes for the communication activity that you would hope to see by by incorporating mindfulness? What could go wrong?

Option 2: student social engagement

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  • Name one recurring aspect of your class (or school) that requires social engagement (clubs, activism, group decision-making? etc.) What mindfulness-based exercise could you reasonably incorporate into the introduction of that activity?

  • Describe your mindfulness exercise and social engagement activity here. What would you tell students about this addition, if anything? What are the ideal outcomes for the social engagement activity that you would hope to see by by incorporating mindfulness? What could go wrong?

Option 3: student relationship-building

  • Name one recurring aspect of your class (or school) that requires students to build relationships with one another? What mindfulness-based exercise could you reasonably incorporate into the introduction of that activity?

  • Describe your mindfulness exercise and relationship-building activity here. What would you tell students about this addition, if anything? What are the ideal outcomes for the relationship building activity that you would hope to see by by incorporating mindfulness? What could go wrong?

Option 4: Student team work

  • Name one recurring aspect of your class (or school) that requires students to work together as a team. What mindfulness-based exercise could you reasonably incorporate into the introduction of that activity?

  • Describe your mindfulness exercise and teamwork activity here. What would you tell students about this addition, if anything? What are the ideal outcomes for the teamwork activity that you would hope to see by incorporating mindfulness? What could go wrong?

We closed with three long breaths together.