Mindfulness for You & Your Students
What is mindfulness? Here are some helpful definitions.
- Mindfulness is a conscious, purposeful way of tuning in to what's happening in and around us. — Deborah Schoeberlein
- Mindfulness is awareness that arises through paying attention, on purpose, in the present moment, non-judgementally. — Jon Kabat-Zinn
- A definition for kids and teens: Paying attention here and now, with kindness and curiosity... so that we can choose our behavior. — Amy Saltzman, MD
Primary inspiration for this workshop comes from Mindful Teaching and Teaching Mindfulness by Deborah Schoeberlein. Billed as a "guide for anyone who teaches anything," it's a wonderful book and highly recommended.
For a broader scope of practices, more focused on higher education, we also recommend Contemplative Practices in Higher Education.
A newsletter on the intersection of contemplation and technology: Tech Mindful
Most of the images used in the presentation are licensed under Creative Commons and are collected in a gallery on Flickr. Many thanks to the generous photographers and graphic designers who have allowed their work to be reused.