Mindful Pedagogy

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I had the pleasure of being invited to give a presentation at the recent Bridging the Hearts and Minds of Youth conference in San Diego. The title of my presentation was Opening Our Minds: Mindful Teaching Tools. It was an honour to be among like-minded people all dedicated to sharing mindfulness and compassion with youth in so many creative ways.

As I have noted before, my goal as a professor and mindfulness facilitator is to get my students to wonder, to check out what’s on their minds, to challenge their assumptions, and trust in their own wisdom.  In my presentation, I was able to share some of the ideas I’ve been exploring in my classes for years.  They guiding questions are: How can we ask students to learn if they don’t know what’s in their own minds first? How can we learn if our minds are filled with judgments we don’t even know we have?

I am thrilled to be able to share these materials with anyone who is interested. Please see the following link for the slides and the presentation write-up. https://www.dropbox.com/sh/5456f5voyr5blh2/AAAM_D9iyg1fDmhWUFrgOzova?dl=0

I am always eager to hear from others doing similar work (or different work for that matter) and would love to connect.


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