Teacher Center Hosts Webinar on Mindfulness

MindfulnessA variety of Belmont faculty members have successfully integrated mindfulness activities—practices of paying attention and being in the moment— into their curricula in classes ranging from First-Year Seminar to graduate courses. On April 7, for faculty interested in this teaching strategy, the Belmont Teaching Center hosted a webinar entitled “Everybody Present: Mindfulness in the Classroom.” The webinar featured Dr. Kristin L. Roush, an award-winning psychology faculty member at Central New Mexico Community College. Dr. Roush examined how mindfulness strategies in the classroom can restore focus and attention, and she demonstrated numerous strategies for promoting mindfulness that are easy to adopt and effective. In line with this topic, the following article provides a good introduction and includes indirect connections to cognitive overload as presented by Stephen Chew in the Teaching Center’s August 2013 workshop:  http://www.facultyfocus.com/articles/teaching-and-learning/moving-multitasking-mindfulness/