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Wednesday, July 26 • 10:20am - 11:25am
Krause - Mindfulness: Beyond the Buzzword: How mindfulness and empathy-driven movements have been re-shaping education

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Mindfulness is a trending "hot topic", highlighted in education practices worldwide. Adopted by corporations such as Google and Microsoft, used by Olympic athletes, and seen as a benefit for performance artists and musicians, mindfulness is not a new concept, yet it is generating deep interest, as a recent boost in published scientific research points to great benefits in attention, focus, health, and even happiness.

What classroom doesn't benefit from fully-aware, joyful students who are truly engaged in the process of learning? The benefits of mindfulness in schools are myriad, yet the first steps involve educators digging deeply into the theories and practices of mindfulness, in order to understand it better and feel confident about the strategies being useful and practical.

This interactive, highly entertaining session will give an overview of the history and development of what is now called the "mindfulness movement", and an explanation of findings in the area of cognitive science and learning with regard to mindfulness, compassion, and empathy. A basic introduction to a personal mindfulness practice, plus techniques for practically applying mindfulness in the classroom, will also be a part of this session.

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Caitlin E. Krause

Connection Catalyst: Innovation • Story • Design, MindWise
Caitlin E. Krause works in interdisciplinary arenas linking technology, learning, leadership, writing and immersive storytelling. She is passionate about the intersection of expression, experience, and user engagement. A respected global speaker, leader, entrepreneur and educator... Read More →

Wednesday July 26, 2017 10:20am - 11:25am
Whittier Boston Park Plaza
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