Faculty workshop | Mindfulness for Educators

While we are perpetually encouraged to be more “mindful” for any number of reasons, it’s not always clear just what that means or how to go about it. This workshop serves as an introduction to the tenets of mindfulness and their relevance to the practice of teaching and learning. Awareness practices can be helpful in addressing overall stress, building the classroom container, allowing room for insight to arise and embodying content. We will do some basic mindful awareness practices and discuss why and how to integrate them into either synchronous or asynchronous class time.

Elizabeth Maynard is a doctor of art history, a licensed massage therapist, craniosacral worker, meditation facilitator and a 500-hour certified yoga teacher. In Rhode Island, she teaches social art history at RISD and Rhode Island College. Her art historical work on the representation of trauma and the body led her to pursue trainings in somatic education. Her current interests include discerning the rich possibilities in being attentive to how intellectual and creative pursuits intersect with somatic awareness, embodied social justice as art practice and thinking about how to create sustainable and fecund spaces for teaching and learning.

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After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting. It is planned for this workshop to be recorded and accessible to others.

Monday, October 4 at 12:00pm

Virtual Event
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Workshop, SEI Event, SEI Workshop


Academic Affairs, SEI - Social Equity Inclusion Initiative

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