On July 31, 2020 we had our first Twitter chat labeled with the hashtag #teslONchat. The purposes of these chats are to connect with the TESL Ontario community and discuss a specific topic for one hour on a Friday evening once a month.
Our first chat focused on the topic of #Mindfulness and it was moderated by Anjum Karimi (@anjum_karimi). Anjum recently presented a #TESLwebinar around the same topic. She has extensive experience in the ELT field and is very passionate about leading a mindful life. You can also connect with Anjum through her LinkedIn profile.
These were the questions discussed on July 31, 2020:
- What is mindfulness?
- How can we bring mindfulness to our teaching?
- What can mindfulness do for students and teachers?
- What are some mindful practices we can start implementing now?
Please read the tweets of the evening that were collected using advanced search settings on Twitter.
Resources Shared During & After the Chat
- Anjum’s Youtube Channel focuses on Mindfulness.
- Getting Started with Mindfulness from mindful.org.
- How mindfulness can help English teachers from English.com.
- All it takes is 10 mindful minutes | Andy Puddicombe from TED talks.
- Mindfulness in Education: 31+ Ways of Teaching Mindfulness in Schools from Positive Psychology.com.
- Nurturing mindfulness and growth mindset in the classroom from the Australia Association for Research in Education.
- Seven Ways Mindfulness Can Help Teachers from the Greater Good Science Center at UC Berkeley.
- Translating Mindfulness to Distance Learning from edutopia.org.
- What Having a “Growth Mindset” Actually Means from the Harvard Business Review.
As mentioned earlier #teslONchat will be hosted on our Twitter page once a month. If you’re interested in sharing your passion or expertise in a specific topic please reach out to us on Twitter – @TESLOntario.
This summary post was written by Vanessa Nino, manager of TESL Ontario’s Twitter. Find her tweeting over @vnino23