Mindfulness in Teaching and Learning

Mindfulness-based wellness, with its emphasis on cultivating a healthy, non-judgmental and present moment orientation towards experience, has been scientifically linked to improved life-satisfaction, improved cognitive performance, creativity, and can serve as an antidote to our often stressful and over stimulated lives. In this workshop, we will explore how mindfulness can benefit music teachers in both personal and professional settings, and examine ways in which mindfulness-based practices might be incorporated into music teaching and learning. Participants will learn about, discuss, experience, and apply principles of mindfulness for use in both personal and pedagogical settings, as well as develop a personally tailored set of pedagogical practices for use in their classrooms.

This session is available as a workshop or for academic credit through registration in MUS F-341 or MUS F-531. Students registering for credit are not responsible for participation fees, but still need to fill out the registration forms and pay the registration fee. Additionally, students participating in the Mindfulness-Based Pedagogy and Wellness (MBWP) Teacher Training Program may enroll in the workshop as part of their supervised practicum requirements.

Please contact the instructor, Frank Diaz (fmdiaz@indiana.edu) for more information on registration for credit or for information about the MBWP Teacher Training Program.