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MINDFULNESS AT SCHOOL. Mindful Teachers – Mindful Students.

ERASMUS K1 PROJECT

From age three to twelve, children experience incredible changes and growth, such changes are not exclusively limited to Height and size but, even more relevantly, in their cognitive abilities and physiology. A long-lasting process of autonomy starts and pupils rely less and less on their parents throughout these years. This is the time when social skills, emotional skills and behavior have the chance to evolve and differentiate. Later on, in their Teen years, students start approaching society, friends become new groups of reference outside of the family and a process to develop personal identity begins. Due to the impact of Social-media, the ever growing need of support throughout developing processes and our constantly changing society, students have to acquire new sets of skills and knowledge to be more aware of themselves and the surrounding world. Schools are in charge of  a very important educational role, to prepare the growing pupil on confronting the world. To do that, the young mind needs support in knowledge such as Maths, History, Language and Sciences. But not only. It also needs tools to grow in a healthy way, the ability to identify and pursue wellbeing and develop emotional regulation competences. All of this in order to prompt the individual to being a well rounded successful and fulfilled young adult.

 

This course was designed to give teachers the much-needed tools to do just that. All by understanding the meaning of wellbeing, what mindfulness is, where to start to practice mindfulness with children and teens and how to design your mindfulness exercises.

At the end of the Course Teachers will:

  • Know about how to introduce mindfulness practice within different individual’s developmental stages.
  • Know about some of the most recent literature on Mindfulness practice in schools with children and teens.
  • Learn how to deliver effective and tested Mindfulness practices like: Aware breathing, Body scan, Imaginary hugs, the little turtle (tale), Coloring mandalas, the quiet after the storm, walking meditation, aware listening and more!
  • Learn how to design your own mindfulness practice for your students.

 

LEARNING GOALS:

With what you learn in this course, you will be able to achieve in your pupils:

  • The development of potential abilities like: Universalism, Gratitude, Appreciation for beauty and Courage
  • Understand their own body and how it reacts to different Mindfulness practices (like deep breathing.)
  • To explore and observe with more awakened awareness.
  • Train attention and improve task completion-oriented assignments.
  • Learn how to manage basic emotions like Anger and Fear.
  • Manage stressful moments and become more resilient to anxiety and depression.

INFORMATION

Duration
5-12 days
Location
Soverato
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Target group

Participants can be any teacher at all levels of education working in a public or private school or educational institutions

 

 

 

 

Program / Objectives

INTRO/METHOD

Like all our programs, the present one is flexible and adaptable to special requests, depending on the subject taught or on the starting level of the participant.

Furthermore, in line with the JUMP Academy method, our courses are based on a strategic balance between formal and non-formal education, indoor and outdoor education and the team takes care of a very important aspect of international mobility which is the intercultural learning which we develop with short excursions and facilitating the interaction with local partners, businesses and citizens of our territory. Each local context has its own economy so it’s always useful, in training programs, to get in contact with concrete examples (experiential learning and real based learning).

We always try to connect our learners to local teachers and students to cooperate in developing innovation and networking for future projects. If possible, inside the program, a morning is spent inside a local school, visiting, observing, and cooperating in the realization of one or more lessons. The proposed program JUMP works, in European dimension and with an international spirit, at the local level and, according to the period of the training along the year and the weather, it is possible to change some sessions and add visits and meetings, in cooperation with our network of partners including schools involved in European projects).

 

WEEK DAILY SCHEDULE 

Sunday: arrival of participants, transfer and welcome. Lodging. Depending on the time, support for a quick dinner in the city, free time and rest

Monday: 09:30 am Meeting in the lobby of Villa Gabriella International, welcome, first briefing by the organizers, presentation of the team, logistics information, gadgets distribution and start of the program. Walking down to the city center. Outdoor team building game “The Mission Impossible in Soverato by JUMP”. Getting to know the important places of the city, orientation points, traditions and cultural elements, getting in contact with local citizens.

12:30 end of the morning activity

Free time for lunch or to enjoy the beach

Organized lift from the city center to the Villa.

Monday afternoon free time to recover from long trips and continue exploring the local context.

Dinner organized for all the groups in a local restaurant.

Tuesday morning. 9:30 meeting on the terrace of Villa Gabriella. First outdoor ice breaking game to get to know each other and create a good working climate.

Division in small groups and start of the indoors or outdoor sessions with the JUMP trainer.

Introduction to Module 1: Understanding what Mindfulness is, what is not and the importance to develop body, mental and emotional awareness.

13:00 – 15:00 lunch break and free time

15:00 – 17:30 restarting the lesson.

Module 2: Positive psychology and mindfulness for wellbeing.

Tuesday: 09:30 – 13:00 lesson. Module 3: Outdoor education as a way to implement Mindfulness in your school.

13:00 – 15:00 lunch break and free time

15:00 – 17:30 1st excursion to develop cultural knowledge, strengthen team building and socialization among participants. “Walking tour to the old village of Soverato Superiore, visit to the Church of “La Pietà” of Gagini and exploring the narrow streets. Interacting with local people.

Wednesday: 09:30 – 13:00 lesson.

Module 4: Focus on Mindfulness practices and story telling for children.

13:00 – 15:00 lunch break and free time

15:00 – 17:30 restarting the lesson. Module 5: Focus on Mindfulness practices and meta-cognition for teens and adults.

Thursday: 09:30 – 13:00 lesson. Continuation of the Module 5. Practicing Mindfulness outdoors/in nature.

13:00 – 15:00 lunch break and free time

15:00 – 17:30 restarting the lesson. Module 6: Design your own mindfulness practice to bring Mindfulness in my school. Improving wellbeing of teachers and students.

Friday: 09:30 – 11:00 shorter morning lesson. Continuation of the Module 6. More practices of Mindfulness outdoors

11:00 free time to visit the local market which is nice and folkloristic. 

On Friday it’s organized an excursion in a beautiful and unique old village and we spend there or the lunch or the dinner. The staff enjoys it and there’s a professional guide with us. 

Depending on the season the excursion starts in the morning or in the afternoon. From July to September it’s usually in the afternoon-evening for the high heat. 

Saturday: 09:30 – 12:00 lesson. Closing the course: Evaluation and delivery of formal certificates/Europass and admin documents.

Saturday afternoon, free time and last moments all the participants together for socialization.

Sunday: departure of participants.

 

Training Modules / Learning Outcomes

TRAINING MODULES:

Module 1: Understanding what Mindfulness is, what is not and the importance to develop body, mental and emotional awareness

Module 2: Positive psychology and mindfulness for wellbeing

Module 3: Outdoor education as a way to implement Mindfulness in your school

Module 4: Focus on Mindfulness practices and story telling for children

Module 5: Focus on Mindfulness practices and meta-cognition for teens and adults. Practicing Mindfulness outdoors/in nature

Module 6: Design your own mindfulness practice to bring Mindfulness in my school. Improving wellbeing of teachers and students

 

LEARNING OUTCOMES:

With what you learn in this course, you will be able to achieve in your pupils:

  • The development of potential abilities like: Universalism, Gratitude, Appreciation for beauty and Courage.
  • Understand their own body and how it reacts to different Mindfulness practices (like deep breathing.)
  • To explore and observe with more awakened awareness.
  • Train attention and improve task completion-oriented assignments.
  • Learn how to manage basic emotions like Anger and Fear.
  • Manage stressful moments and become more resilient to anxiety and depression.

 

Certification and number of days

JUMP certifies or 36 hours for 6 days course (6*6) or more if extra hours are needed, per day. Or 30 hours for a 5 days course (6*5). 

The course can be also extended to a 2 weeks course with the options 10 days or 12 days course if asked and agreed, depending on the project of the sending organization. 

10 days are excluded the weekend (5+5), 12 days are from Monday to Saturday morning (6+6). 

At the end of the training, JUMP delivers a formal certificate of attendance and the team is at disposal to fill the Euro pass certification document according to the EU model template and other needed documents for reporting of the sending institution. 

 

Certification details

Costs

The cost is fully covered by the Erasmus grant. Write to info@associazionejump.it to ask for information on costs and the services provided to plan your mobility project in Soverato with JUMP. 

Services / Registration

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How to apply

If you are school leader, an Erasmus coordinator or the same participants there are many ways to pre-register or ask for information.
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Locations

JUMP is based in Soverato (Catanzaro province), on the Jonian coast but the association cooperates with local partners and institutions of the surroundings towns and cities. Calabria region represents the deep South of Italy, known for the tropical climate and sandy beaches but also famous tall and green mountains.

During our trainings we also aim to make participants discovering the region, especially those old towns rich of culture, traditions, castles, small churches, narrow streets, colourful balconies, tropical flowers and local farms.

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The nearest airport to Soverato is Lamezia Terme (SUF), 30 minutes far away from Soverato. 

Our pick up is organized ONLY from and to this airport which is the biggest and the most important, connected to all the other cities in Italy and in Europe.

Many people like to stop in Rome or in Naples and take a train which is also comfortable and the journey along the coast is also pleasant (you see all the South). 

Villa Gabriella Internation

JUMP proposes to participants to be lodged by Villa Gabriella International B&B managed by our local partner C.T.E. CENTRO TERRITORIALE EUROPEO company (https://closertoeurope.com/). The Villa has 7 big and comfortable rooms continuously renovated but also preserving the typical “old times” atmosphere of a very local house of Southern beach place. The Villa has many spaces for activities, a training room, the breakfast room, the terrace and flowers all around. It’s located in a peaceful and safe district called “Cittadella” surrounded by hills of olive trees and other Villas. JUMP created a network of other similar b&b for when participants are more than 12, in order to assure the same quality with an amazing breakfast, all comforts and an international environment. Villa Gabriella is also the JUMP headquarters for the general management of our activity. The Villa is the meeting point for all guests during all trainings and it’s where we realize all project activities. 

LODGING WITH US IN SOVERATO

Thanks to the cooperation with the C.T.E. company Jump provides lodging in 2 villas and if the groups are big, we have cooperation with all the owners of b&b and bigger hotels.

A brand new local partner, an innovative company offering touristic services with another vision and perspective. Discover Calabria and enjoy the local culture making experiential learning and practical labs with local people, but also simply a more sustainable tourism at local level.

The transfer from and to the airport is provided by C.T.E

EXTRA ACTIVITIES

During our trainings and mobility projects, while hosting our international guests from all over the world, JUMP involves the local network of partners and organizes different types of activities. This is not simply tourism, this is local development. This is JUMP Educational Tourism in Calabria region!

BADOLATO
VISIT TO THE OLD TOWN
SOCIAL DINNERS
IN A OLD CELLARS WITH TRADITIONAL FOOD
CHEESE MOMENT
MAKING FRESH CHEESE
OIL PRODUCERS
GERACE
IN THE MIDDLE OF THE "LOCRIDE"
PAINTING
IN THE CLOSLIEU WITH TRACCIALIBERA
VISIT TO
SCILLA, PIZZO CALABRO AND TROPEA
SQUILLACE
VISIT TO THE CASTLE WITH APERITIV AND AN ACTOR PLAYING MIDDLE AGE STORIES
CERAMIC
WORKSHOP WITH LOCAL ARTESANS
SUB
WATCHING THE BEAUTIES UNDER WATER
HORSE RIDING
ON THE BEACH
PHOTOGRAPHY
WORKSHOP
HANDMADE SOAP
WORKSHOP
BREAD-PIZZA
WORKSHOP
PICKING OLIVES
BY LOCAL OIL PRODUCERS
SUNRISE
VIDEOMAKING AND BREAKFAST
BIKE RIDING
FOR EDUCATION
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