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In recognition of President Rosenberg's call to advance the "life of the mind" at FIU, the Workshop Series supports ongoing reflection and exchange about faculty efforts to implement contemplative practices into their teaching and scholarship


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Leading with Compassion in the Classroom

Are you interested in learning how to transform frustrating and challenging moments into opportunities for deeper understanding and connection? In this workshop, we will explore and practice essential techniques for working with classroom difficulties in ways that cultivate empathy, compassion, and clarity. We will draw from practices in mindfulness and Nonviolent Communication to help us promote students' belongingness and safety, and in turn, their learning. Although we will focus on a range of possible scenarios with students, the tools practiced can be used in other contexts as well.  

In an effort to accommodate schedules, two identical sessions are offered:

 Monday, November 8, 1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. via Zoom

Tuesday, November 9, 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. via Zoom

Facilitated by Ileana Hernandez, Center for the Advancement of Teaching