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An Introduction to Classroom Assessment Techniques

Classroom Assessment Techniques (CATs) are informal methods that instructors can use in their classes to find out what students are learning. This guide, developed by the Schreyer Institute for Teaching Excellence at Penn State University, contains a brief explanation of…

Schreyer Institute for Teaching Excellence, Penn State University

Book: Contemplative Practices in Higher Education

If you’re looking for a book on contemplative pedagogy in higher education, consider the following resource: Barbezat, D. & Bush, M. (2013). Contemplative practices in higher education: Powerful methods to transform teaching and learning. San Francisco, CA: Jossey Bass.

Classroom Implications of Mindfulness

This posting by Tomorrow’s Professor (an enewsletter), looks at the role mindfulness practices can play in your courses particularly if they deal with stressful or controversial material. It is from Chapter 5, Mindfulness, in the book, Contemplative Practices in Higher Education: Powerful…

Toward the Integration of Meditation into Higher Education: A...

This review was prepared by Shapiro, Brown and Astin (2008), for the Center for Contemplative Mind in Society. Abstract There is growing interest in the integration of meditation into higher education (Bush, 2006). This paper reviews empirical evidence related to the…

Contemplative Modes of Inquiry in Liberal...

This article, Contemplative Modes of Inquiry in Liberal Arts Education (Burggraf and Grossenbacher, 2007), addresses contemplative methods and their benefits, contemplative modes of inquiry and applications. Read Contemplative Modes of Inquiry in Liberal Arts Education

Learning to Stop, Stopping to Learn: Discovering the Contemplative...

Richard Brady, founder and director of the Mindfulness in Education Network and Minding Your Life: Mindfulness in Teaching and Learning has written a number of articles on mindfulness in education.  Abstract Contemplative pedagogy is a young and growing approach in…

CollegeContemplative

CollegeContemplative is a multi-author blog exploring contemplative and mindful pedagogies at the university level. It contains some great resources and reflections on contemplative pedagogy in the classroom. Visit the CollegeContemplative website

Mindfulness in the Classroom: A Guide

The following is a link to a comprehensive guide put together by Vanderbilt University’s Center for Teaching and Learning on mindfulness in the classroom. It includes various mindfulness activities, resources and organizations. Mindfulness in the Classroom

Center for Contemplative Mind in Society

The Center for Contemplative Mind in Society transforms higher education by supporting and encouraging the use of contemplative practices and perspectives to create active learning and research environments that look deeply into experience and meaning for all in service of…

Association for Mindfulness in Education

The Association for Mindfulness in Education is a collaborative association of organizations and individuals working together to provide support for mindfulness training as a component of K-12 education. Research over the past few decades has found that mindfulness training develops:…

Association for the Contemplative Mind in Higher Education

TheAssociation for Contemplative Mind in Higher Education (ACMHE) is a multidisciplinary academic association with a membership of educators, administrators, staff, students, researchers and other professionals committed to the transformation of higher education through the recovery and development of the contemplative dimensions of…

Faculty Contribution: Mindful Lives that Matter: Contemplative Student Development...

Dr. Ulrike Wiethaus, Wake Forest University “In the place of stillness, rises potential. From the place of potential, emerges possibility. Where there is possibility, there is choice. And where there is choice, there is freedom!” —Gabrielle Goddard The motto of Pro…

Dr. Ulrike Wiethaus, Wake Forest University

Contemplative Pedagogy or Mindfulness in the Classroom

Contemplative pedagogy (also called mindfulness in the classroom) consists of various teaching methods you might employ to create deeper levels of awareness, concentration, or insight in your students (Center for Teaching and Learning, Vanderbilt University, 2014). This page designed by…