Contemplative Practices: Mindfulness, Meditation, and the Montessori Classroom

Claire Salkowski

In this two-part workshop, Claire Salkowski helps teachers to guide children in the art of self-reflection, moving from stillness into silence and deeper reflections, in order to know themselves deeply. Using a specific sequence of activities, preparation of the environment, and guided meditation from the master Thich Nhat Hahn and others, participants will learn how to help cultivate in their children a true “peace within.” Children who develop peace and compassion for themselves, are then able to help find solutions for others. Join Salkowski in recognizing the value, need, and approaches for motivating children to be truly mindful in all that they do. Learn how to cultivate mindfulness in your children by discussing the connections and balance between body, mind, and spirit, as well as emotion, thought, and behaviour.