Teachers who participated in these practical courses were given a chance to experiment in the first person exercises and created a more positive approach to school and education in general. Tasks included on how to reduce negative self-task, practicing gratitude, mindfulness and how to praise the own self. Being a helping profession, we teachers are always available to others. Always prompt for our students however sometimes we have to stop to think about ourselves and do a valuable self evaluation and find time for ourselves.
As from July 2019, 26 teaching staff from our school have started participating in KA1 Erasmus + projects, following a course on how to create a more positive communication amongst our school environment and how to reduce stress through mindfulness. The first two groups of teachers followed a course in Split. Croatia. Whilst three groups of six teachers followed a course designed by Europass in Florence, Italy. The last group of teachers travelled last February, 2020 for this professional development course organised by Europass Teacher Academy as part of KA 1 Erasmus+ Teachers’ Mobility Programme. Our teachers along with other Spanish, Italian and Polish teachers shared good practices through the designed course entitled “Design the Positive Communication” delivered by Susan Gagliano.