Adaptable, adults, Continuing Professional Development, lower secondary, primary, upper secondary, Workshop

Paul McCullough (Slovakia)

Mindfulness at School, at Home, and at the Checkout Line at Lidl

Mindfulness is the non-judgmental awareness of the present moment. The more time we spend focusing on the present moment non-judgmentally, the less time we spend on thinking, thinking, thinking and judging, judging, judging. Imagine how shutting off/up our judgmental inner voice that seems to never sleep would help all students and all teachers. The goal of this workshop is to introduce a few ideas, try out a few techniques and encourage everyone to introduce them at their schools.

  • The target skill is the non-judgmental awareness of the present moment
  • Adaptable to all levels and for all ages

Paul McCullough: I’ve been living in Slovakia (Czechoslovakia) since November 1, 1990. During that time, I’ve lived in Pátek, Prešov and Bratislava. I taught English at a few schools and worked at the Krajský Pedagogický Ústav in Prešov where my duties included visiting many schools and meeting hundreds of teachers in Eastern Slovakia. I moved to Bratislava in July 1992, got married and worked as a sales rep for Longman Books until 2000. Since then, I’ve been working as a translator/proofreader and teacher. I’ve taught at the University of Economics and at the Pedagogical Faculty, which is my current teaching home. I enjoy reading, writing, cycling, swimming, bowling, chess and film, among others.


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