In order to understand the practice of mindfulness education, we can go back to the deeply rooted practice of gratitude and self-awareness that the ancient Buddhist philosophy practiced through the art of meditation. It is seen as a simple concept that actually works, and it is described as an activity teaching the brain to focus on an object while being non-judgmental to its surrounding at the moment.
There are so-called mindfulness trainers that promote greater mindfulness in the class they teach, however, there are those who are trapped in their thinking and limiting themselves with regards to how passionate and thoughtful they are with the mindfulness education.
Mindfulness can still be made fun in the activities set by schools, such as field trips, recess and others, and this is where the limitation can still be improved. The idea is pushing for a heightened awareness and concentration while kids are playing with words, music, colors, numbers, shapes, textures and smells, even if they are settling peacefully in their own space. Therefore, some trainers are saying that learning is done best when there is a greater awareness of teaching and not only to meditate by paying attention.
The above concept revolves around the notion that kids want shortcuts just like some of us adults, and that they love games, they remember more things that are taught to them in a manner of enjoyment that will make them pay attention and allow their natural selves to be creative. We are then reminded that if kids are left to approach differently and if it were up to them, they can come up with resources and ideas adults sometimes have not imagine, because they have the ability to see connections even in odd situations and concepts.
Mindfulness training inside the classroom is then encouraged by some mindful trainers to their fellow teachers to have a freer and no attachment of being done seriously the processes that they will be teaching the kids, and thus lighten up the education process.
According to mindful trainers, mindfulness is about the very essence of fun which is noticing new things, drawing distinctions, shifting perspectives and being present at the moment.
Further, the above contention is based on the fact that having fun means to really live in the moment, and apparently, kids have in this case already the tendency to be mindful.
Turning to the teachers, it is said that they can become great mindful trainers too with some guidance, lots of humor and a powerful burst of creativity, for as long as they have fun with what they are doing.
The competition spirit of kids and pressure of excellence from parents are creating stress to both, but with mindful education, we are limiting the impact of such life but instead allow a positive end to all.