The Mindful Educator

This focused discussion will summarize the successes and challenges of integrating a meditation/mindfulness course into a preservice teacher education program. The presenter will share her experience in facilitating the Koru mindfulness program with teacher candidates and engage participants through a discussion based on a Who? What? When? Where? Why? and How? framework. Reflections will be shared regarding how to engage university students in a sustained mindfulness practice using Koru meditation and mindfulness skills and tools and how this practice can potentially impact students in K-12 schools.

Teacher Education Mindfulness

Learning in Higher Education

Focused Discussion

  • Dr. Paige Schulte
    • Associate Professor, Teaching and Learning, Southeastern Louisiana University, United States Louisiana, United States
    • Dr. Paige Schulte received her Doctor of Philosophy in Science Curriculum and Instruction with a minor in Geology. She has taught courses at several colleges in science, research, and elementary/secondary curriculum and instruction. Paige has a variety of publications related to classroom strategies for actively involving learners. She has presented numerous sessions at local, regional, national, and international educational conferences as well as professional development workshops on topics such as formative assessment, higher-order thinking, total physical response, using ‘grabbers’ to begin a lesson, diversity, bullying, relational aggression, and cooperative learning, as well as strategies for promoting kindness and mindfulness and facilitating social/emotional learning in the classroom. In 2016 she was the recipient of the President's Award for Excellence in Teaching at Southeastern Louisiana University.