Mindfulness provides an opportunity to reflect on ourselves and our environment. In this series of seven sessions, the classroom is the focus. Students have the opportunity to develop an awareness of their classroom and the influences that shape their environment. Each session lasts for about five minutes and consists of an audio track on PowerPoint generating a focus. In this instance we look at the individual’s role in the classroom, goals, expectations, the role of the teacher, and a greater awareness of the school as a whole.
There is no prescribed outcome but, by encouraging reflection, it is hoped that students will be able to see how their individual ideas can be melded with the expectations and conduct of others to create a classroom environment that is supportive and productive.