Making Space for Mindful Practice in College Classrooms

Initial Publication Date: October 11, 2012
Rosalie M. Romano, Secondary Education Faculty, Woodring College of Education, Western Washington University

Article based on conversation with Barbara Waxman and the candidates I teach at WWU who engage in mindful practice.


In a curriculum overcrowded with content and bounded by evaluation and grades, the sense of competition is parallel to the urgency of completion to get on to the next task or class. This essay discusses the protocol/strategy used in a college level classroom to set conditions for quiet and mindful practice as part of the class culture.


The World is Too Much With Us...Strategies for Mindful Practice (Microsoft Word 2007 (.docx) 100kB Oct7 12)