This workshop introduces theoretical foundations of contemplative approaches to teaching and learning; engages participants in experiential learning to demonstrate some mindfulness exercises that can be used when difference and difficulties arise in discussions; and offers other resources to cultivate a classroom culture of wellbeing.


Rachel Crowder

Rachael Crowder PhD RSW, Assistant Professor, Faculty of Social Work, University of Calgary Teaching Scholar in Contemplative Pedagogy. Rachael’s teacher training in mindfulness began in 2006: Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction with Dr. Jon Kabat-Zinn, and Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy with Dr. Zindel Segal.