Teacher development and the MBI:TAC
The MBI:TAC is used by training programs internationally to support teacher development.
One key use is as an assessment tool. During the first year of teacher training, trainees are marked assuming that the average competency level will be ‘advanced beginner’, in the second and third year of training, trainees are marked assuming that the average level will be one step higher then ‘advanced beginner’ – that of being a ‘competent’ teacher.
A recent survey found that many people used the MBI:TAC as to aid self-development as a mindfulness teacher (so trainees self-rate using the MBI:TAC and use this as a basis for their personal development), Currently a specific adaptation of the MBI:TAC is in development to be used as a self-reflection tool. We will make this available on this site soon. This tool will be much simpler and shorter than the original MBI:TAC manual, with the aim that it will be accessible and useful for trainees at all stages of their development as mindfulness teachers.
Using the MBI:TAC to support giving feedback
Offering rich feedback is a core part of trainee development. This resource offers guidance on how to skilfully offer feedback within the context of mindfulness-based teacher training: