‘Happy Teachers Change the World’ is de eerste officiele gids over mindfulness in het onderwijs volgens de benadering van Thich Nhat Hanh en Plum Village. Gebruik makend van de alledaagse eravringen en inzichten van leerkrachten en docenten worden tal van oefeningen en technieken behandeld die geschikt zijn voor leerlingen en studenten van alle leeftijden en niveaus. Het boek van 256 pagina’s is in mei 2017 uitgebracht door Parallax Press. Het is nog niet vertaald in het Nederlands.
Beginning firmly with teachers and all those working with students, including administrators, counselors, and other personnel, the Plum Village approach stresses that educators must first establish their own mindfulness practice since everything they do in the classroom will be based on that foundation. The book includes easy-to-follow, step-by-step techniques perfected by educators to teach themselves and to apply to their work with students and colleagues, along with inspirational stories of the ways in which teachers have made mindfulness practice alive and relevant for themselves and their students across the school and out into the community.
The instructions in Happy Teachers Change the World are offered as basic practices taught by Thich Nhat Hanh, followed by guidance from educators using these practices in their classrooms, with ample in-class interpretations, activities, tips, and instructions. Woven throughout are stories from members of the Plum Village community around the world who are applying these teachings in their own lives and educational contexts.
Het boek Happy Teachers Change the World is hier te bestellen bij bol.com