About the Author: Gill Hancock is a KS1 practitioner, working in an International school. With 20 years experience of KS1, KS2 and KS3 students, Gill firmly believes in the practice of mindfulness to empower students to think about the present moment in the ever increasing pace of modern life.
Gill tried out Empowering Question Meditation with her class with these results.
Asking questions can help to ground and focus our minds to support our development of emotional intelligence. I asked a year 1 class what they really liked about themselves and why brought some very interesting responses.
“I am brave because it makes me feel good to stand up for my friends.”
“I am kind because I can help people.”
“I am a risk taker with my learning and this helps my brain.”
“I like that I can focus to learn new things.”
“I am an exerciser and this makes my body healthy.”
“I am strong so I can help my mum and dad with jobs.”
“I am a super swimmer so I can soon swim without water wings.”
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Find out about how to use Empowering Question Meditation or other mindfulness ideas at www.educationsvoice.wordpress.com or in the book by Tammie Prince, 100 Ideas for Primary Teachers: Mindfulness in the Classroom published by Bloomsbury.