Tineke Spruytenburg and Claude Acker conducted a two-day Mindfulness workshop at the International School of Amsterdam (ISA), during October 2017. The workshop was titled, “Mindfulness of Teaching & Learning”. Tineke and Claude provided sessions to help educators develop mindfulness in their own personal and professional lives, as well as acquire practical concrete tools to implement mindfulness in the classroom and school environment. It was a wonderful interactive workshop, gently delivered by two very professional experienced leaders. The participants not only developed a clearer understanding of the potential of mindfulness in and out of the classroom, they also experienced first hand, the benefits of mindfulness. Many of the participants claimed, “Yes, it was a workshop, but it felt like a retreat!”

Brett Preiss, EAL Teacher, ISA.