There’s no doubt teachers are busier than ever. Findings in the most recent DfE Teacher Workload survey indicates that the average working hours for all classroom teachers and middle leaders was over 54 hours, with less experienced teachers working nearly 20 hours per week outside of school hours. Whether you are currently a teacher, an NQT or a trainee, bringing a little mindfulness in to your daily schedule, both professionally and personally can only be a good thing.
To be the best teacher you can be, it’s important to be aware of your emotional state and your stress levels and its impact on your students. In this little guide to mindfulness Kevin Hawkins, author of Mindful Teacher, Mindful School reminds you of little ways you can take a moment, take a breath and be kind to yourself