Mindfulness and Meditation in the Classroom, course only package, Future Learning Athlone

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Future Learning is a leading project-based, technology-enhanced English language school with headquarters in Dublin and second centre in the traditional Irish midlands town of Athlone, Ireland. The school offers an innovative and exciting way to learn English and explore Ireland, and is lead by staff with many years of experience in the English language sector.

This 1 week course takes place in Future Learning's Athlone centre.

Course Introduction:
Mindfulness and Meditation in the Classroom

This course is Future Learning’s Teacher Training Course that aims to teach simple, effective meditation techniques which participants can use to support their own well-being and that of their students. Each day’s topic will be covered through a combination of exercises and practical activities. Participants will learn to meditate for a short time without guidance as well as to prepare and lead a short meditation suitable for their learners.

This programme offers participants the opportunity to take part in tutorials and group meditations with the development of daily topics as well as course and lesson planning sessions and group discussions.

Learner Profile:
Primary and Secondary Teachers seeking to learn techniques to calm the mind and body suitable to use in a classroom setting. These techniques can reduce the negative effects of stress and increase students' ability to stay engaged, helping them stay on track academically and avoid behaviour problems.

Learner Outcomes:

By the end of the course, participants will have

1) learned simple practical meditation techniques for use in a language classroom;

2) developed a toolkit of simple meditation techniques to support their own and their students' well-being;

3) become confident in using short simple meditation sequences with their students;

4) understand how these techniques can help us to be more present with our students, and create a happier class atmosphere and better learning outcomes, by improving class relationships, attention and helping students be better prepared for learning.

The course is delivered through the medium of English, which gives participants an opportunity to refresh and improve their communication skills in an authentic workplace environment. A B1, Intermediate level of English is recommended.
It is recommended to bring your own device- mobile, tablet, laptop (some laptops are available at Future Learning for group work).

There are between three and five course hours per day, Monday to Friday totalling 20 hours per week. There will also be two afternoon cultural visits per week.

Sample topics include (meditation)
- simple centring techniques OR
- centring and getting focused;

- how stress works and how and why to reduce it
- bring a more balanced holistic approach to our teaching

- skills for closure and improved teaching OR
- improving students retention

- using mindfulness to create a better class environment OR
- self-care, reflection and closure

- cultural trip 1/2 OR
- book extra meditation

Future Learning is committed to delivering innovative and effective technology enhanced language learning in our courses and sharing the best practice which we develop through our training programme. This programme offers a mix of English language immersion, cultural exposure and technology enhanced teaching ideas for experienced teachers.

Future Learning provides a variety of accommodation options for course participants attending this course in Athlone including
- Comfort Hotel and
- Host Family
These are available at an additional cost and staff are very happy to arrange for you.

Future Learning can also arrange airport transfers from Dublin Airport to Athlone at an additional cost.

To facilitate the mobility-funded exchange of best practice and to achieve Erasmus+ participants learning outcomes, Future Learning welcomes sending institutions and/or intermediaries to contact us to establish collaboration by entering into a Memorandum of Understanding Agreement.

Looking forward to welcoming many Erasmus+ participants in the coming years, not only to achieve your learning outcomes through technology enhanced learning but to thoroughly enjoy and experience the warmth and friendliness of the Irish people, its culture, landscape and traditions.

Warm regards,
The Future Learning Team


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Future Learning Language School
Athlone, Ireland

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25.09.2023 > 29.09.2023
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