On Tuesday January 28 at 7:00 pm in the Library Living Room, NHTI’s Wings of Knowledge lecture series presents Mindfulness and the Inner World of Teaching and Learning with Dr. Leigh Burrows. This free workshop/lecture is open to the public.
Dr. Burrows has an interest in the contemplative dimensions of education at all levels. Her background in Western forms of meditation and her experience as a Waldorf/Steiner teacher provide a foundation for embedding this dimension in curriculum and pedagogy in public schools and universities. She is passionate about the development of a secular approach to mindfulness that is more suited for Western consciousness than the more commonly seen Buddhist orientations.
Leigh takes the view that it is essential to have a mindfulness guide who authentically embodies the spirit or essence of the practices being taught and can accompany us at least part way on our journey. She has published in the areas of wellbeing, relationships, mindfulness, spirituality in education, and autism. Her teaching topics, supervision, consultancy, and counseling work are focused around relationships for learning, wellbeing, creating calmer classrooms for vulnerable students, alternative education and mindfulness. For more information see Leigh’s blog: http://deepeningmindfulness.org.
This experiential workshop and talk includes mindfulness practices, as well as case studies and research results from Dr. Burrows’ work with educators in Australia. Case study examples will show how mindfulness practice in a teaching context can enhance both teachers’ and students’ sense of inner security in the classroom, allowing them to form connections and take the kinds of risks that make learning possible. Dr. Burrows’ research suggests that the more mindfulness is practiced at home and in the classroom, the more mindfulness begins to naturally permeate other areas of our lives, leading to greater balance, wellbeing, sense of meaning and purpose and compassion for our own and other’s difficulties.
Participants will develop an increased awareness and understanding of the value and potential of including mindfulness in education at all levels, with an underlying aim of the session being to highlight that mindfulness does not need to be an “add-on” to our current work. Rather, it can be infused throughout all our teaching and learning spaces.
4th Down & 4 Miles
Super Bowl Road Race
Sunday Feb 2, 11 am - 12 noon
Delta Dental II
(Northeast Delta Dental
2 Delta Drive, Concord, NH)
Fundraiser for the NHTI Cross Country Teams. Open to the public. Entry fee $15. Cool raffle after the race. Register online. For more information contact Perry Seagroves, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Hot Chocolate Event!
Wednesday Jan 29
9:30 - 10:30 am
Wellness Center Lobby
Wednesday Jan 29
11:30 am - 1 pm
Join staff from City Year in Manchester to learn about your leadership style and the importance of knowing how to use your leadership style to work with others.
WorkReadyNH Open House
Wednesday Jan 29
5 - 7 pm
Farnum 106 & 107
Learn more about NHTI's WorkReadyNH program for job seekers and career builders by meeting previous students and staff. Attend a free (optional) workshop on Saving at Tax Time. To register and for more information call Lisa at 271-6484 X4426.