MindfulNess & Pedagogy

A two-day retreat to kickstart your fall semester

Watercolor illustration of a river with paper boat floating

WHAT: Wendy Martelle (UAF Assistant Professor of Applied Linguistics & ESL) will facilitate two half-day workshops for UAF instructors on applying mindfulness practices to our work with students. Wendy is training to become a certified mindfulness meditation teacher and these workshops are part of her training. Participants can expect instruction in theories of mindfulness and its impact on individual and community well-being, with particular attention to teaching and learning contexts. These workshops will allow participants to experiment with mindfulness practices and craft customized applications for their UAF classrooms.

WHO: Any educator who teaches or plans to teach courses at UAF. Participants need not have a background in mindfulness or meditation; all educators interested in connections between mindfulness and pedagogy are welcome.

WHERE: The retreat will be hosted at the Chena River Cabin, mile 32.2 Chena Hot Springs Road outside of Fairbanks. All are invited to stay overnight in the cabin or camp on the property, though this is not required. For those who can stay, there will be optional outdoor activities, yoga, and an outdoor cooking class with Assistant Professor of Culinary Arts, Sean Walklin. Meals will be provided.

WHEN: August 15, 1-4pm & August 16, 9am-noon with optional programming in between

Questions? Contact Wendy Martelle (wmmartelle@alaska.edu) or Kendell Newman Sadiik (klnewman4@alaska.edu).