Barb Catbagan, MEd – Developing Your Capacity for Cultural Responsiveness 2018-10-23T19:07:59+00:00

Developing Your Capacity for Cultural Responsiveness

Barb Catbagan, MEd

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What You’ll Learn

  • Learn how to stretch beyond your own experiences to be the best resource for the kids you work with

  • Go beyond the culture of shame and blame, and learn how to to shape an environment that is a safe, compassionate space for kids and adolescents

  • Explore mindfulness tips and breath practices to help you work with strong, triggered emotions and regain perspective

About Barb Catbagan

Barbara Catbagan, Associate Professor Emeritus, Naropa University, most recently Chaired the Contemplative Education Department where she led the creation of a BA in Education that prepares new teachers with contemplative pedagogy and cultural responsiveness. She will continue teaching mindful, culturally responsive methods of teaching and communication to educators of all levels through her work at Passageworks Inc, the Equity Institutes and through one to one coaching. Nature, movement and family bring her the most joy.

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4 Comments

  1. Viviane October 23, 2018 at 10:44 am - Reply

    Thank you Barbara for sharing your wisdom and holding space beautifully, you are the example of embodied mindfulness and compassion.
    my gratitude to the whole team of mindful education summit, thank you for empowering educators and making this world a better place. with Love from NYC

  2. Cheryl October 23, 2018 at 4:40 am - Reply

    This is so amazing having all these beautiful people share their wisdom and experiences of how mindful therapy can create a better world.
    Thank you so much for caring for all beings. I have more tools to take with me to my yoga classes, as I am very passionate about mindful education. Abundant blessings to all of you. Namaste

  3. Nicole October 23, 2018 at 4:05 am - Reply

    Thank you Barbara, for the hour of reflection about vulnerability, honesty, intentions, deep empathy for people who have hard and discriminative life experiences, welcome self-limitation and views, validity and legitimacy of our own experiences. With all that, I am able to feel and create a space in myself for compassion, empathy, power, enthusiasm, listening to others, mindful and maybe helpful strategies. GREAT!!! It is the last day of free vision of all those amazing conferences and dialogues: I want to express my deep gratitude to all the people who worked at this project. I will stay tuned through books and available blogs, websites … even I cannot offer the unlimited access, it was nurturing 5 days with a lot of material, suggestions, insights. THANK YOU ALL. from Nicole in Nepal.

  4. Lynn October 22, 2018 at 1:23 am - Reply

    Barb Catbagan’s talk was the one that resonated most with me. I appreciate how she relates “social-emotional learning” to our own capacities. And something we need to develop continually, as we have to look to our own socialization in order to understand our existing capacity before we can teach social-emotional skills to others. I honestly think this is the most difficult part of sharing mindfulness and SEL in educational settings. We must begin with ourselves, and for many (especially in education) they feel the time commitment to understanding ourselves and establishing our own practices and mindful behaviors is not congruent with the time sensitivity of an academic school year.

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