Proposal Title

1- Mindful Leadership in the Classroom and Unconscious Bias

Presentation Type

Speed Presentation

Location

OM 3632

Start Date

18-2-2020 2:55 PM

End Date

18-2-2020 3:35 PM

Proposal Abstract

In this session, we will cover the seven practices of mindful leadership, based on lessons from Google and the teachings a Zen monastery kitchen head cook (Marc Lesser). I will propose that in a way, teachers and instructors are leaders in their classrooms as they direct the attention to the relevant information of the course as well as design the different strategies for learning. We will explore the practices of mindful leadership as a way of engaging learners and empowering them into garnering their own our personal power based on a very pragmatic approach on how to engage in learning. This helps evade the blind spots created by our own biases and past experiences that may have unconscious effects on our behaviour. Participants will learn strategies towards enhancing engagement and learning by improving their capacity to listen to others, cultivating empathy, self-awareness and resilience, as well as understanding how our brain works in an automatic mode. Participants will be introduced to all these themes as a way to show a mindful path for shared humanity, also reclaiming our personal power that allows us to be fierce or gentle as needed.

Statement

This proposal reflect the themes: Opening Up, participants will explore alternative ways to relate to their teaching, learning, themselves and one another; Connection, Engagement, and Exploration; similarly, the session will support these three themes in relation to one another, their students, and the material being taught; Current Trends, mindfulness is a relevant and upcoming strategy to approach learning and unconscious bias, harness the power of our minds and become more present and engaged.

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Feb 18th, 2:55 PM Feb 18th, 3:35 PM

1- Mindful Leadership in the Classroom and Unconscious Bias

OM 3632

In this session, we will cover the seven practices of mindful leadership, based on lessons from Google and the teachings a Zen monastery kitchen head cook (Marc Lesser). I will propose that in a way, teachers and instructors are leaders in their classrooms as they direct the attention to the relevant information of the course as well as design the different strategies for learning. We will explore the practices of mindful leadership as a way of engaging learners and empowering them into garnering their own our personal power based on a very pragmatic approach on how to engage in learning. This helps evade the blind spots created by our own biases and past experiences that may have unconscious effects on our behaviour. Participants will learn strategies towards enhancing engagement and learning by improving their capacity to listen to others, cultivating empathy, self-awareness and resilience, as well as understanding how our brain works in an automatic mode. Participants will be introduced to all these themes as a way to show a mindful path for shared humanity, also reclaiming our personal power that allows us to be fierce or gentle as needed.