Linda is a lecturer on the New Zealand Diploma in Adult and Tertiary Teaching.

She has extensive experience of working with teachers from many different disciplines in universities and private education environments. Her passion is the process of learning and teaching; how to engage and inspire students to achieve more than they imagined. As Heidegger would say, she likes to ‘let learning happen.’

Linda moved to New Zealand in 2000 and enjoys living close to the sea. She has completed Level I training in Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction for adults through the Mindfulness Training Institute – Australia-New Zealand. Her yoga practice brings together mind, body and spirit, all of which strengthen her teaching and mindfulness practice.



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  • Whitehead, A. & Daniell, L (2016). Teacher experiences of a school-based mindfulness program. Set 2, 2016. Teaching and Learning
  • Hogan, V., & Daniell, L. (2015). Collaborative teaching and self-study: engaging student teachers in sociological theory in teacher education. The Australian Journal of Teacher Education 40(4). DOI: 10.14221/ajte.2015040n4.1
  • Daniell, L. (2012). Linking contemplative practice with graduate attributes. In Pushing boundaries with mindfulness. Occasional Papers #4 (p. 37). Mindfulness SIG, School of Education, AUT University, Auckland, New Zealand
  • Hogan, V., & Daniell, L. (2012). Creating an environment for active, relational learning and teaching sociology in large classes. New Zealand Sociology 27(1)
  • Hogan, V., & Daniell, L. (2011). Exploring teaching and learning in a large class of first year sociology students. In Educational Provocations (pp 49 – 56). Auckland, New Zealand: School of Education, AUT University.
  • Daniell, L. (2011). The gorilla in the cage. In Journeys into Mindfulness. Occasional Papers #2, (pp. 59-62). Mindfulness SIG, School of Education, AUT University, Auckland, New Zealand
  • Daniell, L. (2010). Exploring ways of being. In Introducing Mindfulness, Occasional Papers #1 (pp. 41-44). Mindfulness SIG, School of Education, AUT University, Auckland, New Zealand


  • Whitehead, A., & Daniell, L. (2015) Mindfulness Learning in Early Childhood. Making Waves Conference, Rotorua, New Zealand. October 2015.
  • Daniell, L., & Hogan, V. (2012). Putting the S(ensational) back into sociology – developing strategies for enhancing teaching and learning for first year student teachers in large classes. Australasian Association for Research in Education Conference, University of Sydney, Australia. 2 – 6 December 2012
  • Daniell, L. (2012). Where is the wisdom when teaching large classes? Paper presented at the Mindfulness-SIG Conference: Wisdom traditions and universities. 12-13 July 2012
  • Daniell, L. & Hogan, V. (2011). Creating an environment for relational learning and teaching in large classes. Paper presented at the Conversations on Research Conference: 7th Annual AUT School of Education Conference. 18 October 2011