Learn more about why prioritizing mindfulness is essential for teachers' well-being and effectiveness in the classroom.
In the HAND:ET project we are committed to supporting educators well-being and creating a nurturing environment for both educators and students.
Teachers play a vital role in shaping the future, but their profession often comes with unique challenges, including high levels of stress. To address these issues, the Hand in Hand: Empowering Teachers (HAND:ET) program focuses on teachers' well-being, emphasizing the development of social and emotional competencies and diversity awareness (SEDA). The HAND:ET Program was implemented in schools across six countries (Slovenia, Croatia, Sweden, Germany, Austria and Portugal). A key component of this initiative is mindfulness.
Mindfulness, has gained recognition for its potential to alleviate stress, enhance emotional well-being, and improve mental health. In education, mindfulness has a significant relevance as it can help teachers cultivate self-awareness, emotional regulation, and stress management. These skills are vital for maintaining composure, empathy, and adaptability in the classroom. Mindfulness can also empower teachers to be present, truly listen to students, and create an inclusive learning environment.
We are sharing with you experiences and the perspective of the Hand in Hand Program co-author, educator and participant in the program in this powerful video. Watch the video to find out: