Contemplative Teaching and Learning promotes awareness of self, others and the world by infusing classroom life and teaching with experiential practices such as mindfulness, yoga, tai chi, reflective journaling and others. It deepens learning and builds inner strengths and skills including attention, self-regulation and compassion.
This symposium allows educators, health professionals, researchers and policymakers to learn from one another in an environment that nurtures dialogue and advances evidence-based practice. It will:
Daily experiences with contemplation will provide participants with evidence-based practices that can be implemented in schools, and in their own lives.
Keynote speaker Mark Greenberg is Director of the Prevention Research Center at Penn State University and a leading researcher in social and emotional learning. Panelists include Adele Diamond, specialist in Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience at the University of British Columbia; Susan Kaiser-Greenland, founder of Inner Kids and author of The Mindful Child; and Linda Lantieri, Director of the Inner Resilience Program and founding member of CASEL.
The symposium will showcase contemplative teaching and learning programs that have demonstrated positive outcomes in a “Marketplace of Ideas”, a 90-minute poster-type session.