100 Ideas for Primary Teachers: Mindfulness in the Classroom is filled with simple tried and tested activities that, when used in conjunction with each other in everyday practice, develop positive mental health skills for all children, including those with ADHD and Autism Spectrum Disorders.
Tammie has 25 years' teaching experience in primary education across two countries, UK and USA. She has been a principal of an outstanding primary academy for eight years and a National Leader of Education for five years, supporting other schools in their growing improvement. Her academy is the lead school in one of the first designated Teaching School Alliances in the country and believes that school-to-school support improves life chances for all children. For more from Tammie, follow her on Twitter @Ed_Tmprince or go to her blog: https://educationsvoice.wordpress.com
Full of practical activities, there is something for everyone here - even the sceptic. With clear links to different curriculum areas, mindful practice can easily be embedded using the ideas in this book. A great starters' guide to mindfulness. * Aidan Severs, Member of Primary School Senior Leadership Team, @theboycanteach * This is a fantastic resource for anyone wanting to weave mindfulness into the fabric of their primary classroom and practice. Full of practical, ready-to-go ideas, and so simple to use, it's a must-read for the mindful teacher. * Sam Collins, Teacher and Founder of Schoolwell, @samschoolstuff * The ideas and suggestions in this book are easy for any teacher to use and adapt, regardless of how long they have been practicing mindfulness. We thoroughly enjoy the variety of activities and use them both in whole school and class mindfulness sessions. A wonderful resource that should be part of every classroom. * Ellen Glynn, Mindfulness Coordinator * Tammie Prince has shown how easy it is to weave these mindful activities into your everyday classroom. Jam packed with, usually short and easy to prepare techniques, a wide variety of methods, such as breathing, guided meditations, active meditations etc.. The different activities will cater for different students and personalities. The use of quotes with each idea shows that Tammie has included tried and tested techniques within her own practice. * Samira Ashraf, Curriculum Leader of Psychology, Mindfulness Lead and Teacher of RMS, @mindfulmiss1 * There are a few incredibly practical approaches that can very easily be added to your daily teaching. I have found `100 Ideas for Primary Teachers - Mindfulness in the Classroom' by Tammie Prince essential for dipping into for inspiration. * The Literacy Leader * The book is very easy to use with ideas grouped into sections. Each idea has a teaching point and takeaway idea. This makes it an easily accessible toolkit... I will continue to develop this further within school. * Sharon Stephenson, Primary Teacher and Assistant Headteacher, @shazzasteph *