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Meditation in Schools : A Practical Guide to Calmer Classrooms and Clearer Minds - Clive Erricker

Meditation in Schools

A Practical Guide to Calmer Classrooms and Clearer Minds

Hardcover Published: 1st March 2001
ISBN: 9780826449771
Number Of Pages: 170

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This introduction to meditation in education is written as a resource for class teachers and educators as a practical guide. Parents will also find it valuable, though its main focus is in using meditation in schools. The purpose of the book is to inspire and to provide concise, practical and general information, and techniques that can be considered and explored before introducing primary or secondary students to meditative experience.Meditation in schools covers such topics as:o information on schools where meditation is practiced, and the perceived resultso issues and concerns involved with introducing meditation in schoolso the relationship between mediation and other relaxation quieting techniqueso experiential learning and a holistic approach to educationThis essential guide is written from the contributors' personal and professional practice experience and emphasizes how meditation can contribute to the school environment and to the curriculum, as well as developing the positive potential of students' hearts and minds. It includes a useful section on further reading.

Why Meditation?p. 1
Introductionp. 3
Addressing inner needsp. 5
A support for everyday lifep. 9
Meditation for health and well-beingp. 13
Meditation to develop mindfulness in daily lifep. 17
Different methods of meditationp. 21
Meditation in Educationp. 25
Meditation as it is practised in educationp. 27
The potential of meditation in educationp. 33
Meditation and the process of learningp. 39
Meditation in teacher education: towards teachers as practitionersp. 45
Meditation in religion and meditation in educationp. 51
Meditation and spiritual developmentp. 57
Meditation in the Classroomp. 63
Meditation as movement: reconnecting with the bodyp. 65
Meditation and stilling activitiesp. 71
Meditative techniques from the buddhist traditionp. 77
Meditation and storyp. 83
Meditation and science: developing a contemplative frame of mindp. 89
Meditation, creative expression and musicp. 95
Meditation and Special Needsp. 103
Introducing meditation to young people with behavioural and emotional difficultiesp. 109
Meditation, visualization and guided imageryp. 117
Introducing meditation, guided imagery and visualization in early yearsp. 123
Christian meditation in the classroomp. 129
Meditation in collective worship and circle timep. 135
Meditation and holistic education: the way forwardp. 141
Resourcesp. 145
Indexp. 153
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ISBN: 9780826449771
ISBN-10: 0826449778
Series: Continuum Studies in Pastoral Care Personal and Social Development
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 170
Published: 1st March 2001
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.86 x 16.51  x 1.27
Weight (kg): 0.41