Katharine Sigler

My subjects: Spanish, French and Latin

About Me: I started my first job at the Evangelische Firstwald-Gymnasium in Kusterdingen near Tübingen last September 2016 (www.gymnasium-kusterdingen.de). There I teach pupils at the age of 11-18 years.

During my teacher training at the Staatliche Seminar für Didaktik und Lehrerbildung (Gymnasien) Tübingen, I discovered Mindfulness thanks to a friend who offered  Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) for us trainees with the aim to find out if it helps to reduce the level of stress while we are teaching. This training changed my attitude towards life. I feel more relaxed, positive and healthy and I know better what is important for me in life. That’s the reason why I want to practice it with pupils.

During my “Referendariat” I also wrote a research paper on “Writing as a means to ready oneself. Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction and Idenitity/Self-Discovery in Spanish Class, Based on Autobiographical Writing /Grade 10, 15-16 years old)”

Not only since then I am really interested in a dialogue about Mindfulness with other people.

If you are interested or would like to have full access to my research paper on teaching mindfulness in Spanish classes please contact me.