With the issues facing both children and their teachers in schools today – the emphasis on testing, the increased pressure on school performance – creating an optimal learning environment can be challenging. But, because of those very issues, creating a nurturing, learning ready environment is absolutely vital.
A child’s school experience forms the basis for everything that follows in life, long after they graduate. If we want that life to be full of passion, purpose, and presence, we have an obligation to provide the best foundation we can. Imagine a school full of children who are engaged, excited, in control of their responses and interactions. Now imagine what those children can contribute once they are out in the world.
With Pause has three levels of immersion for you and your school. Teachers can start the process with the Intro to Mindfulness and the Three-Hour Workshops, then expand the techniques to students with an in-depth 8-week series. Through dynamic tools like breathing and movement exercises and group sharing, we can live the words of William Butler Yeats: Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire.