#4 of 5 : Richard Burnett – Mindfulness in the Classroom
Richard Burnett, Co-founder of the Mindfulness In Schools Project, states Mindfulness is key to thriving in the digital landscape and it’s important to teach practices in the classroom. He states that mindfulness isn’t a quick exercise that can be picked up instantly.
Richard explained “Mindfulness involves paying attention…
to the present moment
with curiosity and kindness
…to things as they are.”
He highlights that there are also apps available for download, which can be used to incorporate mindfulness into teaching and daily life. Examples of apps include Headspace, .b and InsightTimer.
Richard Burnett concludes by saying that bringing mindfulness to the classroom starts with you and recommended that tutors need to learn to practice mindfulness before they can effectively teach it.