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Welcome to BLC16! Building Learning Communities Education Conference 2016! Join colleagues from around the world who care deeply about bringing the best innovative and practical learning resources to our students. Our 17th BLC education conference will provide you with inspiration, practical skills and expand your professional network with educators from around the world.
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Wednesday, July 20 • 4:00pm - 5:05pm
The Mindful Mindset: Train Yourself to Be a “Neuro-Networker”

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As educator George Couros says, “innovation is not about a skill set: it's about a mindset.” And, a mindful mindset is at the heart of education. 

A resilient, open, curious, healthy mindset makes for an ideal learning landscape, and mindfulness is a key part of the equation. Come join this workshop to build core mindfulness skills while exploring key creative applications across the curriculum. Understand and investigate the neuroscience behind modern mindfulness practices, and discuss innovative, integrated ways to build mindful exercises into active class time, personalizing and fitting the context of a dynamic classroom community.

When we, as engaged participants in an education community, use mindfulness methods as a means to build self-awareness, focus, and creative ideation, we can call ourselves “neuro-networkers”. We’re actively using mindfulness to change our minds and connect with others— in powerful and innovative ways! Everything, from design thinking, creative ideation, presence in social media, and applications across the curriculum, stems from here.

This session focuses on mindfulness and its active application across three arenas, using it to: 
- increase focus (concentration)
- promote presence (awareness) 
- boost empathy (connection capacity for relational trust)

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Caitlin Krause

CEO, MindWise
Caitlin Krause is a globally-recognized learning expert, author, and keynote speaker. In her book Mindful by Design and through her organizational consulting, she helps individual leaders and teams leverage mindfulness, storytelling, and design principles to connect more deeply with... Read More →

Wednesday July 20, 2016 4:00pm - 5:05pm EDT
White Hill - 4th Floor Boston Park Plaza