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Teaching Students about Mindfulness and Modern Life

Are your students often distracted, seemingly addicted to their phones? Have you noticed, as suggested in the quotation above, that anxiety, depression, and other forms of mental and emotional suffering have been rising steadily among the young people you teach, especially in the time of the coronavirus pandemic, which began during final editing of this article? While perhaps a slight exaggeration, we remain convinced that some of our students would more likely give up food, sleep, and even actu...

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Enlivened Learning: How to Play the Karma-based Moksha Game in the College Classroom

Editor’s Note: Please see the EAA online supplements for this issue including video screencasts, a course syllabus, and an example scoring sheet that will help demonstrate the Moksha game and various procedures described in this article. If you have any questions or comments about these materials, or about the Moksha game itself, you may contact the author at m.dennis@tcu.edu. This article describes Moksha (Sanskrit for “liberation” and “freedom”), a karma-based classroom game that ...

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Supplemental Materials for “Enlivened Learning: How to Play the Karma-based Moksha Game in the College Classroom”

Preview (supplementary material available as a PDF, attached) How to play Moksha 1. How to play Moksha: Managing Daily Points https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9ar0E4EbW64&list=PLlDOLiSs74Vx21142BDiK25W nBzWOx3Qy&index=1 2. How to play Moksha: Creating Moksha Database https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gi7_BLPoNjE&list=PLlDOLiSs74Vx21142BDiK25Wn BzWOx3Qy&index=2 3. How to play Moksha: Adding Individual and Team Points https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8zyBjAwshC8&in...

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Integrative Pedagogy: A Case Study of the Lasting Legacy of India’s Partition

This article describes a case study from modern Indian history through the lens of “integrative pedagogy,” which is a way of teaching that challenges the tendency of many of our students to reduce, isolate, and oversimplify the myriad things of the world. This example of integrative pedagogy encourages students to think critically about historical context and make meaningful connections while engaging in “emotional and mental migration” to a region that has often been viewed in the West ...

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