Looking for a space in the noise being created by the pandemic right now? Then come and join us for some down-time with colleagues working in schools.
Open spaces run by PeaceMakers offer an opportunity for a chat or some quiet time with others who know what it’s like working in education right now. This is not training. You won’t go away with resources or teaching ideas. This is about you. It’s a chance to take some time out for yourself and to go away feeling more refreshed.
They have three Open Spaces on offer:
Contents of this page
This space is for those of you who don’t want to talk about the pandemic. We can chat about anything but…. books, film, travel, board games, philosophy – we might find some common interests, or generate interest in something unusual or curious. Bring something to share if you like. Every Monday, 4-5pm, starting 25th January 2021.
This is space for those of you who are finding work in school challenging right now and want to share, or be in a space with colleagues who will just listen to what you have to say. There will be no judgement, no telling you what to do, just empathic listening. Every Wednesday, 7-8pm, starting 27th January 2021.
This is space for you to be taken through a guided meditation at the end of a busy day. An opportunity to unwind and be held in a calm space before heading off home for the day or logging off the computer. No previous experience of meditation is necessary. Every Thursday, 4-5pm, starting 28th January 2021.
Peacemakers are offering each space at the same time each week until April 1st.
Join them as often or as little as you would like. When you come online, you will not be asked to share the name of your school or your role, and you only need to post your first name on zoom.
Register your interest for a zoom link and password. This zoom link will be used for every session so you only need to register once. This is to make access as easy as possible for you and to make administration simpler for us. We ask that you do not share the password or zoom link with anyone or post it on social media– but feel free to direct people to us to register. This is to safeguard us all.
This offer is for anyone working in or with schools including non-teaching staff.
How to Register
Step 1: Copy the questions below and paste them into an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Step 2: Write ‘Open Spaces’ in the subject line.
Step 3: Answer the questions and press send.
Question 1) Do you work with a school or in a school?
Question 2) Which open space are you registering for? [You can register for more than one].
You will receive confirmation and a zoom link once you have registered.