Dialogue about these questions: How can we teach better during COVID? What does it mean to be mindful of our students’ burdens, aware of the trauma our students are carrying - so that their trouble does not impede their learning? What approaches and practices of teaching might lower student anxieties so that they might learn? What assignments can we design that will have a generative impact upon the students’ churches, neighborhoods, families, and communities? To what places beyond our secluded campuses can we send students to explore in order to expand their learning? In what ways might honesty about our own identities inspire our students? What contemplatives spiritualities re-ignite and foster our passions for teaching – even during the viral pandemic?