67 learners taking this course
I thought the content of the course was great. It is quite hard to find a course that is specifically for Early Years education but this course was on point. I particularly enjoyed watching the videos showing other childcare centres implementing mindfulness – Jade.
Great course, found that we are already doing a lot of these things but is always great to get some fresh resources – Amanda.
This course will help you teach your children how to use mindfulness as a tool for learning and a way to care for wellbeing. You will read the latest research and participate in mindfulness activities that build your confidence and skills.
- How mindfulness benefits children and educators.
- How to teach mindfulness in nature using the five senses.
- How to use mindfulness as a learning tool.
- How mindfulness links to the EYLF and NQS.
- Early Years Learning Framework (EYLF): Outcome 1, Outcome 3
- National Quality Standard: 1.2.1, 2.1.1, 3.2.1, 5.2.2
This course is mapped to the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers. It is accredited for professional development hours for:
Graduate Teacher – all states and territories
4.1.1 Identify strategies to support inclusive student participation and engagement in classroom activities.
4.3.1 Demonstrate knowledge of practical approaches to manage challenging behaviour.
4.4.1 Describe strategies that support students’ well-being and safety working within school and/or system, curriculum and legislative requirements.
Proficient Teacher – all states and territories
4.1.2 Establish and implement inclusive and positive interactions to engage and support all students in classroom activities.
4.3.2 Manage challenging behaviour by establishing and negotiating clear expectations with students and address discipline issues promptly, fairly and respectfully.
4.4.2 Ensure students’ well-being and safety within school by implementing school and/ or system, curriculum and legislative requirements.
Highly Accomplished Teacher – all states and territories except for NSW
4.1.3 Model effective practice and support colleagues to implement inclusive strategies that engage and support all students.
4.3.3 Develop and share with colleagues a flexible repertoire of behaviour management strategies using expert knowledge and workplace experience.
4.4.3 Initiate and take responsibility for implementing current school and/ or system, curriculum and legislative requirements to ensure student wellbeing and safety.
This course is accredited by TQI for 2 hours professional development for teachers in the ACT.
Cool Australia is endorsed to provide the NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA) Registered Professional Development for teachers accredited at Proficient Teacher.
Chris Vella from Cool Australia is your course teacher. He has worked in the education sector for over 10 years as a classroom teacher and educational consultant. He has also worked at Western Sydney University. Chris loves getting creative with education and supporting others to do the same.
Interviews with Carolyn Shurey
Carolyn Shurey features in videos in this course. Carolyn has extensive experience teaching in the outdoors and connecting people with nature. In her role as a Learning Facilitator at the Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria, Carolyn specialises in the development and facilitation of Health and Well Being in Nature programs. She is a qualified and experienced yoga and meditation teacher and is passionate about making mindfulness and nature accessible for all.
As a not-for-profit organisation all revenue from our Professional Development courses is reinvested into providing teachers with the resources to become the designers of exceptional learning.