This book provides background, strategies, and tips for higher education faculty and instructors interested in incorporating meditation in their classrooms. The work is based on research involving introducing brief meditation practices to college students and developing a detailed guide. Readers will learn how to develop their own meditation practice as an academic, to set the stage of introducing practice to students, to create ideal conditions for meditation in the classroom, specific, classroom-friendly meditation methods, ways to advance meditation practice with students and keep it interesting, and how to spread the culture of meditation across campus. A detailed script is provided.
Steve Haberlin is a life-long meditator, whose work involves researching and teaching mindfulness and meditation within educational contexts. He facilitates workshops and training for higher education faculty, k-12 teachers, college students, and other groups.
Chapter 1: Listen to the Bell! The Origins of Micro-Meditations in the College Classroom
Chapter 2: Why Meditation in the Higher Education Classroom?
Chapter 3: What is Meditation?
Chapter 4: Developing Your Own Meditation Practice (As a Stressed-Out Academic?)
Chapter 5: Vipassana and Other Meditation Methods for the College Classroom
Chapter 6: Introducing College Students to Meditation
Chapter 7: Setting the Stage for In-Class Meditation
Chapter 8: Advancing the Meditation
Chapter 9: The Meditation Facilitation Guide
Chapter 10: Spreading Meditation Across Campus
Meditation in the College Classroom compels readers to seriously consider incorporating meditation in their classroom. At a time when such a large segment of the college student population is battling uncertainty, anxiety, and distraction, this remarkable book is the complete package for anyone wanting to incorporate meditation into their classroom but has needed more practical support to feel comfortable getting started.
Steven Haberlin’s Meditation in the College Classroom offers us a well-crafted guide into this important supplement for teachers in higher education. Personal and thoroughly researched, Haberlin’s book is a rich and comprehensive investigation of the topic. It is rare to find a practical and accessible book on meditation whose author also understands the nuances of the practice. The insights and breadth of knowledge makes this an invaluable resource. It is useful for beginners as well as for educators who have already begun exploring the proven benefits of a mindful classroom.
This book is like having a coach on your shoulder to guide you step-by-step through many aspects of introducing and teaching meditation in the classroom. It will help many people feel more confident implementing this contemplative approach into learning spaces. I highly recommend it.