Ellen Langer

A Leading Learning Podcast: Mindfulness and Learning ·


The topic of mindfulness is likely one you’ve heard a lot about in recent years. In fact, it’s become quite a buzzword in today’s culture—but what does it actually mean to be mindful? And what is the connection between mindfulness and learning?

With over 35 years of research and expertise, Dr. Ellen Langer, a Harvard psychologist and Guggenheim Fellow, is widely known as the “mother of mindfulness”. She is the author of eleven books including Mindfulness, The Power of Mindful Learning, and Counterclockwise: Mindful Health and the Power of Possibility, and has written more than two hundred research articles on the topic of mindfulness.

In this episode of the Leading Learning podcast, Jeff talks with Ellen about what it really means to be mindful, the benefits that come along with it, and ways you can encourage achieving it in your own life as well as in the design of learning experiences.