Arthur Zajonc and Richard Brown

The Heart of Teacher Education: A Fireside Chat

Arthur Zajonc, Andrew Mellon Professor of Physics and Interdisciplinary Studies at Amherst College, and Richard Brown, founder and chair of the Contemplative Education Department at Naropa University, share stories with Maria LeRose on what brought them to the field of contemplative education and on their work in teacher education. They speak about personal experiences as teachers and what contemplative teaching and learning look like, focusing on the importance of cultivating relationships within the classroom experience. They also share their thoughts on what the future of a contemplative approach to teacher education may hold.