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BRiTE Mind: Introducing mindfulness to cultivate personal and professional resilience in teachers

Correia, H.ORCID: 0000-0003-2717-2294 (2020) BRiTE Mind: Introducing mindfulness to cultivate personal and professional resilience in teachers. In: Mansfield, C.F., (ed.) Cultivating Teacher Resilience: International Approaches, Applications and Impact. Springer, Singapore, pp. 159-174.

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Abstract

Mindfulness in education has gained increasing focus over the last decade. Various programmes have been developed for students, teachers and principals, in efforts to improve well-being and resilience in the face of increasing demands and stressors. With teachers often at the forefront of these demands, mindfulness offers the potential to support personal and professional resilience, through enhanced self-awareness, supporting well-being and developing mindful relationships. This chapter describes the development of an online module introducing mindfulness to pre-service teachers, specifically integrating concepts underpinning resilience as outlined in the BRiTE programme. Key elements of mindfulness are explored including mindful attention in the present moment, awareness of emotion and cultivating mindful attitudes, such as compassion. These are applied specifically to teacher experiences to support conscious and mindful action, for personal well-being, and in the classroom.

Item Type: Book Chapter
Murdoch Affiliation(s): Psychology, Counselling, Exercise Science and Chiropractic
Publisher: Springer, Singapore
Copyright: © 2020 The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
URI: http://researchrepository.murdoch.edu.au/id/eprint/62220
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