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Environmental Trauma and Grief
Marie Eaton, Western Washington University
This essay explores the dimensions of environmental grief and trauma, and the strong emotions often raised in our classrooms as we and our students negotiate the dual strands of the despair and hope that are part of teaching and learning about Earth devastation. The essay examines the intersections and differences between this kind of grief and our more commonly understood kinds of bereavement, and draws on the significant work that has been done around how to manage grief in the arena of death and dying.

Why Sustainability Education Needs Pedagogies of Reflection and Contemplation
Marie Eaton, Western Washington University; Kate Davies, Antioch University McGregor; Sarah Williams, The Evergreen State College; Jean MacGregor, The Evergreen State College
This essay sets out a rationale and framework for pedagogies of reflective and contemplative practice and makes an argument for why they are critically important to sustainability education.

Contemplation to Action: Role of Strategic Question Asking
Marie Eaton, Western Washington University
This page authored by Marie Eaton, Fairhaven College, Western Washington University, based the following works: Peavey, Fran. (2002) "Strategic Questioning: An approach to Creating Personal and Social ...

The Practice of Inner Habitat Restoration: A Contemplative Approach To Sustainability Studies
Kurt Hoelting
Kurt Hoelting, a member of the Curriculum for the Bioregion Initiative's "Sustainability and Reflective and Contemplative Practice" faculty learning communityDescriptionThis essay explores "the ...

Second Language Learning and Teaching and Reflective Practices
Peter Martin, Edmonds Community College
Peter Martin, Edmonds Community CollegeDescriptionThere is a noticeable lack of interest in and practice of reflective and contemplative pedagogy in the teaching and learning of second languages in spite of the ...

Minding Education's Business in an Evergreen Program: Reflections on Money's Value, Soul's Worth
Sarah Williams, The Evergreen State College; Jules Unsel, The Evergreen State College
Sarah Williams and Jules Unsel, The Evergreen State College Description This essay describes a year-long, interdisciplinary, and team-taught cultural studies of business program at The Evergreen State College that ...

Making Space for Mindful Practice in College Classrooms
R. Marie Romano, Western Washington University
Rationale and approach for initiating mindful practice in a college classroom.

Voices of Practice: Teaching Yoga, Sustainability, and Justice
Karen Gaul, The Evergreen State College
Karen Gaul, The Evergreen State College Description This essay describes experiments in a practice-based model of teaching at The Evergreen State College. Integrating yogic texts such as the Yoga Sutra with ...

Bateson's Left Hand: What the Right Hand Can't Say about the Sacred
Elizabeth Sikes, Seattle University; Sarah Williams, The Evergreen State College
An analysis of why contemplative and religious practices don't map well onto quantitative paradigms of assessment.