Mindfulness Pedagogy: Practices to Build Connection and Community in the COVID-Era Classroom

24 November 2020 (Tue) , 9am -11am

A hallmark of the Yale-NUS education is comradery in learning. This is even more important and necessary in the current context, when faculty are stretched and students are struggling with focus and motivation. Mindfulness pedagogy offers a different way to engage especially during a time when so many are distracted, anxious, and struggling with difficult emotions. This is a workshop series, and ideally faculty will participate in all three two-hour sessions in sequence. However, faculty with a particular interest in one topic in particular can sign-up for that specific session.

Ho Gia Anh Le is currently a Mindfulness Trainer and Consultant for the Yale- NUS College. She first joined the National University of Singapore as a lecturer in 2007. She is the founder of the NUS Mindfulness Interest Group – a group of faculty and students interested in the practice, teaching and research on mindfulness. At the Yale-NUS College, Le has taught courses and workshops on the Psychology of Mindfulness, A Mindful Journey to Happiness, Contemplative Education series, Mindfulness for Research and Reflections, Face COVID -19 with Mindfulness & Compassion, for students, faculty and staff of the Yale-NUS College Community.

Workshop 1 – Tuesday November 10, 9am – 11am

Presence: Strategies to cultivate a productive presence in the classroom, whether on- or off-line.

Workshop 2 – Tuesday November 24, 9am – 11am

Connection: Approaches to obtain and maintain students’ attention, promote deep listening and communication, to build community in the classroom and motivate intellectual and emotional engagement.

Workshop 3 – Tuesday December 1, 9am – 11am

Mindful Reading and Writing: Methods for staying attentive, focused, and sustaining focus throughout the reading and writing process.

Online Workshop via Zoom

*Open to Yale-NUS faculty only*

RSVP now at http://bit.ly/Mindfulness-Pedagogy