Three of my favourite things… (Positive Education)
At a recent Early Childhood Educators conference I was asked to prepare a keynote on the following theme:
How to use mindfulness, play and movement to enable resilience and improve wellbeing in children.
Please enjoy the framework of this presentation.
1. Accredited Exercise Physiologist & Scientist providing clinical exercise and behaviour change interventions for children with chronic health conditions
2. Teacher and sports coach for children
3. Positive Education & Wellbeing program provider for children & school communities
Intention: Today I want to discuss and demonstrate three skills children and adults can learn, practice and master to enhance levels of wellbeing and resilience.
These skills are:
Examples from the following sources will be used to illustrate the teaching of Mindfulness, Play and Movement skills.
The Optimistic Child Prof Martin Seligman
Meditation Capsules, by Janet Etty-Leal,
Mindfulness by Mark Williams and Danny Penman
The Yes Brain Child by Dr Daniel J Siegal & Dr Tina Payne Bryson
GRIT Angela Duckworth
Rock and Water Freerk Ykema,
Dr Stuart Shanker
Question: What is it you want most for your children and the children in your care?
Question: Why do you want this?
Question: How do you provide these goals, opportunities or experience in your unique educational settings or family?