Do you remember what you had for breakfast? Or lunch? It’s so easy to just ingest food without realizing what it smells like, tastes like or even knowing whether we are really hungry or just bored. This article from the Diabetes Spectrum describes a practice called mindful eating. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5556586/
This very short (2 min) video from Scientific American is a very brief overview of some of the neurological aspects of meditation.
Contemplative Pedagogy Associations and Websites
The Association for Contemplative Mind in Higher Education (ACMHE) https://www.contemplativemind.org/
The ACMHE promotes a culture of contemplation in the academy by connects a broad network of academic professionals with online resources, and stimulates scholarship and research concerning contemplative pedagogy, methodology and epistemology within and across disciplines through initiatives and events including the annual ACMHE national conference.
Mindfulness in Higher Education, by Mirabai Bush https://pdfs.semanticscholar.org/0950/55b065a2552e3fc223a77b6df4a0aa81e496.pdf
This is a survey paper reviewing the introduction of mindfulness into courses in a diverse group of colleges and institutions across a wide array of disciplines. A valuable resource for anyone considering applying these techniques in their classroom.
Center for Teaching at Vanderbilt University https://cft.vanderbilt.edu/guides-sub-pages/contemplative-pedagogy/
A general resource for mindful classroom exercises and more.