Event Title

It Is What It Is: How Mindfulness Practices Can Help Faculty Cope with the Emotional Toll of Teaching Generation Z

Location

Hawkins Hall, Room 153D

Start Date

1-10-2016 1:30 PM

End Date

1-10-2016 2:30 PM

Description

Our session will start with a brief introduction to mindfulness and a quick overview of ways it has been utilized by college instructors to both increase their efficacy in the classroom as well as improve their own well-being. The workshop portion of the session will ask participants to identify what specific challenges they’ve encountered in the classroom that appear to be common to Generation Z students. Together we’ll brainstorm some “new scripts”—from frustration to mindful awareness—and discuss specific ways this could create the opportunities for pedagogical innovations or revisions.

Comments

Jessamyn Neuhaus is a professor of U.S. history and popular culture at SUNY Plattsburgh. She received the Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Teaching in 2013 and is the author of Manly Meals and Mom’s Home Cooking: Cookbooks and Gender in Modern America (Johns Hopkins) and Housework and Housewives in American Advertising: Married to the Mop (Palgrave Macmillan) as well as numerous scholarly articles and publications. Neuhaus served as managing editor of The Common Good: A SUNY Plattsburgh Journal on Teaching and Learning and her SoTL publications include articles in the Journal of American History, Teaching History, and The History Teacher.

Elin O'Hara-Gonya is an Associate Librarian and Coordinator of Instruction & Reference Services at SUNY Plattsburgh's Feinberg Library. She received the Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Librarianship in 2015. She is the co-author of Information Literacy & Technology (5th ed.) (Kendall Hunt) and the book chapter “Reconsidering Reference for a Generation without Boundaries" in The Psychology of Librarianship (Library Juice Press). She holds a M.S. in Library Science and a M.S. in Mental Health Counseling.

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Oct 1st, 1:30 PM Oct 1st, 2:30 PM

It Is What It Is: How Mindfulness Practices Can Help Faculty Cope with the Emotional Toll of Teaching Generation Z

Hawkins Hall, Room 153D

Our session will start with a brief introduction to mindfulness and a quick overview of ways it has been utilized by college instructors to both increase their efficacy in the classroom as well as improve their own well-being. The workshop portion of the session will ask participants to identify what specific challenges they’ve encountered in the classroom that appear to be common to Generation Z students. Together we’ll brainstorm some “new scripts”—from frustration to mindful awareness—and discuss specific ways this could create the opportunities for pedagogical innovations or revisions.