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When Mindfulness Meets the Classroom (Kellogg Community College)

Total Credits: .4 Workshop CEU(s)

Chelsea Biggerstaff
4 Hours
Kellogg Community College Binda Performing Arts Center - Battle Creek, Michigan



Everybody is doing it: companies like Google provide professional development around mindfulness for their employees, professional athletes practice mindfulness, and even the military trains soldiers through mindfulness. A growing body of neuroscience and other research suggests that mindfulness also holds an array of benefits for higher education, including individual benefits (such as increased self-regulation, attention, and creativity) and communal benefits (such as the promise of more inclusive environments). When students are emotionally engaged in the classroom, they have a greater sense of belonging because content connects to their personal lives and academic pursuits. During this workshop, participants learn how to incorporate mindfulness into their classrooms to support student engagement and success.

By the end of this workshop, participants know or be able to:

  • Understand the “contemplative pedagogy” movement in higher education.
  • Identify practical strategies and a wealth of resources for implementing mindful practices.
  • Implement mindfulness in various classroom formats.

Plans for Audience Participation and Interaction:

Hands-on exercises involving practical strategies for implementing mindfulness practices in and out of the classroom.

Digital Badge, Certificate, and CEUs

All workshop participants can obtain, at no additional cost:

  • A digital badge and certificate that provide a web-enabled, verifiable documentation of your professional learning experience.
  • CEUs, which are awarded by passing the post-workshop learning assessment with a score of 80% or better.


Chelsea Biggerstaff's Profile

Chelsea Biggerstaff Related Seminars and Products

Interim Manager, Faculty Development

Austin Community College

After visiting classrooms in Japan, China, the United States, and the Navajo Nation during her undergraduate studies at Indiana University, Chelsea Biggerstaff recognized a disparity in educational settings that was inexcusable. In response, she devoted two years to national service with AmeriCorps and later accepted a position at Skillpoint Alliance. As a program lead at Skillpoint Alliance, Chelsea coordinated the NEXT Intermediate Job Program and developed and facilitated professional development trainings and workshops in areas such as leadership, presentation skills, team skills, task and time management, communication in the workplace, and creative problem solving. Chelsea’s background in education and passion for transformative development opportunities drew her to Austin Community College where she uses her creativity, educational background, and positive spirit to inspire and learn from the college’s hardworking faculty.



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Binda Theatre, 450 North Avenue, Battle Creek, Michigan 49017, United States
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Preliminary Schedule
March 15, 2024
10:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. Central Workshop
12:00 – 12:30 p.m. Central Lunch provided by NISOD.
Venue Address

Binda Theatre
Kellogg Community College
450 North Avenue
Battle Creek, MI 49017

Download Kellogg Community College Campus Map

There are several areas for parking, and guests can park in Lot H, enter the R (Roll) Building to the third floor, and cross through the W (Whitmore) Building to get to the main entrance of the Binda Theatre, or they can park in the circle drive in front of campus