Compassion Contagion: How To Create A More Engaged Classroom Community
Location: JC Room C
Students do not engage or perform well when they do not feel socially supported, and they have less opportunities to engage communicatively with each other in our increasingly digital world. This session will help instructors to learn how to create a more compassionate and socially supportive classroom, using evidence-based and evidence-informed mindfulness and compassionate communication techniques. This 90-minute session will blend compassionate communication exercises with mindfulness practices, to support attendees in their own self-awareness as well as their ability to provide and share these practices with their students. Attendees will leave the session with access to a "toolkit for compassionate classrooms" which they can then use in the future, for their own self-compassion and self-care and to support their students' self-care, self-compassion, and learning capacity.