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Consciousness-Based Education benefits teachers, administrators too
by Global Good News staff writer
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12 August 2013
'Not only students enjoy the benefit [of Consciousness-Based Education], but the teachers also enjoy it,' said Dr Girish Varma, Chairman of the 148 Maharishi Vidya Mandir Schools Group in India.
Dr Varma is recognized as an international expert in applying Consciousness-Based Education at the primary, secondary, and university level. He was the principal guest speaker at the graduation of a recent training course in Consciousness-Based Education in the Netherlands, where he and some of the graduates had been speaking about the benefits for students, and through students to the nation.
Dr Varma emphasized that teachers feel great benefit from incorporating the system. Because students' daily practice of Transcendental Meditation is an essential component of Consciousness-Based Education, this means that teachers get to teach alert, intelligent, and creative students and do not often have to deal with the disciplinary problems that come with highly stressed students. In addition, teachers find that their practice of Transcendental Meditation helps relieve their own stress.
Dr Varma also spoke to graduates about how high standards are maintained in the Consciousness-Based Education system in the Vidya Mandir Schools, through a complete programme of initial and continuing training for principals, teachers, and staff. This helps to ensure that maximum results are gained, he said.
Maharishi called Consciousness-Based Education Total Knowledge, in contrast to the fragmented and disconnected knowledge taught in many schools today. Dr Varma presented Maharishi's vision of a world in which every student could enjoy the benefits of gaining Total Knowledge through Consciousness-Based Education.
Maharishi explained that when students and teachers have Total Knowledge, when both are beacons of coherence,* then it is possible to change the trends of time, to create a world where peace, harmony, and affluence prevail.
More about Dr Varma's address: Consciousness-Based Education develops 'world's most important natural resource': students' creativity and intelligence
* Another article in this series describes the role of Consciousness-Based Education in reducing stress and creating an influence of peace and harmony in society, through students' and teachers' daily group practice of Transcendental Meditation and its advanced programmes.
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