Cultivating Compassionate Teaching During the Coronavirus

As educators, COVID-19 presents a particular challenge: having converted our classrooms to online platforms, we now face the task of teaching in a way that is worthy of this historical moment. What challenges and opportunities does the coronavirus pose? How can we best be of service to our students in this time of profound uncertainty and yet demanding need?

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Centered in Blackness: Designing Contemplative Spaces for Black People

In this webinar, Drs. Chatman and Oliver envision “creating and sustaining contemplative space that centers and flows out of our voices, experiences, and collective wisdom as Black scholar-practitioners. We strongly believe that these spaces are important and affirming for Black people and anyone in the broader community interested in learning about contemplative pedagogy through a Black lens.”

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Fostering Belonging and Intercultural Engagement Through Contemplative Practices

Dr. Alexia Ferracuti explores the intersections between contemplative practices and intercultural approaches for creating inclusive learning environments, and identify ways in which contemplative practices can serve as means for developing and modeling educators’ self-awareness and capacity for valuing differences among learners and ways of learning.

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Mentoring as a Contemplative Practice in the Academy

In this webinar, Dr. Maria Hamilton Abegunde discusses how contemplative practices can assist students, faculty, and staff in doing reflective work that will lead them to mentoring relationships – in all areas of life – that encourage balance, community, appreciation of culture, and academic success.

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Contemplating 400 Years of Inequality

Angel Acosta discusses how using a 4ft x 20ft timeline as a contemplative learning tool supports participants with deepening their understanding of entrenched racial and socio-economic inequality in the United States.

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Working with Fear and Resistance when Fostering Contemplative Space

Fostering contemplative spaces in academic settings is often limited by the fear and resistance educators, students, and administrators face. This webinar will help prepare participants to utilize contemplative practices to work with fear and resistance in themselves, students, management, and systems.

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Soulfulness Practices: Applying the SOUL-Centered Framework (Part 2)

Building upon the June 2019 webinar introducing soulfulness, this webinar focuses on the application of soulfulness to contemplative practice. Presenter Shelly P. Harrell, Ph.D. is a psychologist whose work focuses on individual, relational, and collective well-being in the context of culture and oppression.

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