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Learn how this unique perspective on teaching and its many branches will feature in the 2019 Symposium.

Let’s Talk Teaching: Contemplative Teaching

Mindfulness, civic engagement, social justice, deep listening– it’s all part of our first look at the theme for the 2019 University-Wide Teaching & Learning Symposium, Contemplative Teaching: Connecting Meaning, Purpose, and Values. Dana Karraker joins Claire Lamonica and Jim Gee to talk about this wide-ranging approach to making teaching a first-person act. We also preview posters, sessions, and our keynote speaker’s morning workshop and luncheon talk. Plus, breaking news as Claire learns something unexpected about dessert.

The 2019 University-Wide Teaching & Learning Symposium will be held on Wednesday, January 9, at the Marriott Hotel and Conference Center in uptown Normal. The event is free for faculty, staff, and graduate students at Illinois State and other area institutions. Find out more and register before Friday, December 14, at

Let’s Talk Teaching is a free podcast for instructors at Illinois State University, produced by the Center for Teaching, Learning, and Technology. You can listen to past episodes and subscribe using your favorite podcast app or through iTunes by going to

A captioned version of the podcast series is available through the listening help page.

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