MET (Mindful Effective Teaching)
is a mindful and effective way to teach
Facilitate mindful and effective learning
By mindfully and effectively teaching, you facilitate a way of learning that is also effective and mindful.
Any teaching should aim to foster learning with MEL characteristics. To foster these characteristics, such as self-regulation, motivation, emotional intelligence, we must implement effective techniques and study strategies, and it is important that we in turn develop some skills. MET courses allow us to acquire these skills: we learn to listen to learners and to trust their abilities and therefore let their self-regulation be, we develop our emotional intelligence and so we help learners to get in touch with their own emotions and to manage them, we learn to facilitate learning groups and teams by improving relational skills of those who are learning, we learn the teaching techniques and strategies that favor learning in our students
Be passionate and motivated in regards to your mission
To teach mindfully and effectively, you nourish your passion and your mission motivation.
Teaching someone something is an activity full of inspiration and beauty, which we can perceive as a mission, but also as very difficult and tiring. Fatigue and frustration due to the difficulties encountered can generate aversion. To cope with this aversion it is very important to feel passionate and motivated about our work. Passion and motivation are linked to the possibility of giving ourselves a holistic approach in our teaching, like the one formulated in MET, where we also take into account our emotional and motivational dimension along with those of the learners. To connect or reconnect with our passion and motivation for teaching it is necessary to create, in the context in which we teach, a favorable climate in which the feedback of the learner teaches us something, the joy of the learner feeds our passion, and the good quality of learning that we facilitate nurtures our motivation.
Grow your psychological and physical well-being
To teach mindfully and effectively, you must manage stress and cultivate your psychological well-being.
It is very important to become aware that stress is the worst thing we can bring to a class or in general in any type of training setting. Stress, fatigue and emotional distress close us off and do not allow us to listen to and empathize with the learners. We lose the passion and the motivation and we live the experience of teaching as an experience of great discomfort, we are less present and we just want avoid the context that causes us discomfort as quickly as possible. It is therefore important that we take care of ourselves and our psychological well-being. It is therefore necessary to introduce self-care spaces into one’s life: yoga, meditation, sport, relaxation, or psychotherapy…. The MET courses focus on caring for ourselves and it offers us the tools to do so.
Become a ME Teacher
You will be effective with your classroom.
You will be able to effectively facilitate your groups.
You will be able to teach how to work effectively.
You will increase enthusiasm and motivation.
You will promote MEL learning.
You will be able to teach your children.
You will be able to regulate your emotions.
You will be able to accept not knowing.
You will be able to cultivate your mental well-being.
You will know how to listen and welcome.
You will know how to put your expectations aside.
You will be able to learn by teaching.
We offer innovative courses
In our courses we train the following abilities
“Presence” and awareness
Awareness is a resource available to everyone. We just have to train it. It is an ability that everyone can develop over time in an increasingly stable and accurate manner and which has many beneficial effects. These benefits are fundamental for developing effective teaching based on the quality of one’s presence. When we teach we bring what we are through our presence into the classroom. “Teaching presence” can be defined by a series of qualities: having an open heart that knows how to listen to others, being present in the training setting and being open to everything that arises, being able to observe one’s own behavior, having the ability to recognize our emotions and knowing how to regulate them, and finally by being able to define rules that are possible and acceptable to respect.
MET courses offer mindfulness practices that aim to increase the ability to be aware in the present moment and to cultivate one’s presence.
The regulation of the emotions
In a holistic view of teaching and learning in which the mind, the heart and the spirit are involved, emotions play an important role. Literature shows that the value of emotions strongly conditions the effectiveness of learning. The emotional intelligence of those who teach can help manage the emotions of learners. In teaching it is very important to be aware of one’s emotions and to also know how to control and transform them. Often in the training setting we carry emotions such as anger, frustration, boredom, tiredness, resentment, or preferences and aversions with us. If we are not aware of our emotions we cannot manage them in the classroom and we cannot create empathy with the learners, which is very important for effective learning.
MET courses train the ability to manage emotions through the use of mindfulness.
“Active” listening and acceptance
How can we teach effectively if we don’t know how to listen? To facilitate quality learning it is essential to understand or hear where the learners are. Only in this way can we reach them and help them to take a few steps out of their comfort zone to improve and transform their way of learning. This reception serves to create an open space that acts as protection for the learner. In this way we can create meaningful relationships with our students. Through teaching, we learn only if we know how to listen to what the learner has to tell us. In this way we can learn about ourselves, our way of teaching, or even a new way of conceiving the subject we teach.
MET courses train the ability to listen and welcome what we hear through the use of mindfulness.
The use of effective teaching techniques
In order to teach, it is not enough to tell what is known. To promote and facilitate learning, it is necessary to use effective teaching techniques and strategies that resonate with the learning techniques and strategies of effective learning. It is very important to leave room for the student’s self-regulation and therefore to use methods such as the ‘flipped classroom’, to encourage active learning, to encourage the sharing of knowledge by proposing group work, to promote self-testing and self-monitoring by creating quizzes and simulations, to help in the development of metacognitive skills, to plan commitments, to teach how to follow through, and finally to favor the use of study techniques, such as, mnemotechnics.
MET courses introduce participants to the strategies and techniques proposed and tested in literature.
Who can benefit from MET?
MET is for those who teach
The MET courses are aimed at all those who teach and wish to facilitate effective and conscious learning, preserving the passion and motivation for teaching and psychological well-being.
Who teaches at University.
Who trains human resources in companies and organizations.
Who teaches at school.
Who teaches yoga.
Who teaches meditation practice.
Who is a coach.
Who wants to teach their children.
Who is a group facilitator.
Who wants to facilitate ME learning.
Who teaches how to work.
Who wants to teach something to someone.