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Friday, May 5 • 2:15pm - 3:15pm
Mindful Teaching and Ownership of Learning

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Contemplative Pedagogy: An Old-New Modality
Laura Biagi (Theatre School)
Contemplative pedagogy places diverse spiritual traditions within the secular context of academia to support the unfolding of personalities that are free from fear. Extensive studies show that replacing meditation over punishment in schools creates a healthier and more successful environment. After explaining what contemplative pedagogy is and how I apply it to my teaching at The Theatre School, I am going to lead participants in an interactive component that simulates a classroom setting so they can experience how this pedagogy works.

“Is this a B+ or an A-?”: Eliminating the Arbitrary and Focusing the Learning with Contract
Edward Evins and Tricia Hermes (College of Liberal Arts & Social Sciences)
You may have heard your fellow instructors talking about Grading Contracts and become curious about them, maybe even skeptical. What does a Grading Contract look like? How do they work? Will it make grading easier? Are Grading Contracts effective in my area of teaching? We will answer these questions and others that you don't even know you have. Our presentation will discuss the advantages and disadvantages of Grading Contracts, how they can help you, how they can benefit your students, and, most importantly, how they can facilitate better teaching and better learning. Our 30 minute presentation will include a 10 minute Q & A at the end.


Friday May 5, 2017 2:15pm - 3:15pm
LPSC 380 2250 N. Sheffield Avenue Chicago, Illinois 60614-3673

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