Activity

Mindful Self-Management Exercise: Pausing the Action

A self-management exercise allows scholars to mindfully pause the action by identifying emotions and changing their thought processes. When pupils feel strongly about something, they imagine themselves as a remote they can pause to reflect and then press play to respond accordingly. 

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Instructional Ideas
  • Make copies of the remote page for pupils to keep as a reminder to pause the action 
  • Role-play a scenario to practice the exercise
Classroom Considerations
  • The second of eight resources about mindfulness
  • The activity begins with a breathing exercise from the first resource in the series
Pros
  • A poem aids in remembering each part of the remote
  • The exercise ends with a reflection
Cons
  • None