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Make classroom transitions more calm and managed

TBE #063: Creating Smooth Transitions and Returning to Calm in the Classroom

In today’s post, we’re sharing about two things we often get asked about: transitions in the classroom and finding calm. Transitions in the classroom are never easy. So here’s some concrete ideas to make them run more smoothly. Write down each step students have to go through in the transition on the board. Refer to…
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The Balanced Educator Podcast: Using Essential Oils to Improve Your Emotional Wellbeing with Rosetta Matthews

TBE #062: Using Essential Oils to Improve Your Emotional Wellbeing with Rosetta Matthews

In this episode of The Balanced Educator Podcast we invited Rosetta Matthews back on the show to teach us how to use essential oils to improve our emotional wellbeing. Rosetta Matthews is a Certified Rehabilitation Counsellor (CCRC), Human Ecologist (B.H.Ecol.) and a Certified AromaTouch Instructor.  As a Wellness Advocate (doTERRA) she has focused her career…
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The Balanced Educator Podcast: Essential Oils 101 - What they are and how to use them with Rosetta Matthews

TBE #061: Essential Oils 101 – What they are and how to use them

In this episode of The Balanced Educator Podcast, we’re interviewing Rosetta Matthews to learn what essential oils are and how to use them in our lives. Rosetta Matthews is a Certified Rehabilitation Counsellor (CCRC), Human Ecologist (B.H.Ecol.) and a Certified AromaTouch Instructor.  As a Wellness Advocate (doTERRA) she has focused her career for the past…
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Free Mindfulness Resources for the Classroom

TBE #060: 5 Fun Mindfulness Activities to Try in Your Classroom

Today on The Balanced Educator Podcast, we are sharing 5 fun mindfulness activities you can do in your classroom – and we’ve got you covered with all of the resources you’ll need for them! Here we go (all materials needed for these are in our free resources library): Five Finger Breathing, a visual way to…
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Mindfulness and Self-Regulation Tools to Help Kids Relax

TBE #059: Self-Regulation Tools to Empower Kids to Breathe and Relax with Nicola Harvey, Part 2

Today on The Balanced Educator Podcast, we’re continuing our conversation with Nicola Harvey, author of Mindful Little Yogis. Nicola is an experienced and qualified Special Needs Educator, Therapist, and Children’s Yoga and Mindfulness Practitioner. She has written articles for SEN Magazine, Twinkl Education Publishing, and Ambitious About Autism. Today, we focus on concrete and applicable…
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The Balanced Educator Self-Regulation Tools to Empower Kids to Breathe and Relax with Nicola Harvey

TBE #058: Self-Regulation Tools to Empower Kids to Breathe and Relax with Nicola Harvey, Part 1

Today on The Balanced Educator Podcast, we’re interviewing Nicola Harvey, author of Mindful Little Yogis. Nicola is an experienced and qualified Special Needs Educator, Therapist, and Children’s Yoga and Mindfulness Practitioner. She has written articles for SEN Magazine, Twinkl Education Publishing, and Ambitious About Autism. Nicola talks about how mindfulness leads to self-regulation and what…
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How to Apply the Law of Attraction and Confirmation Bias to Improve Your Life

TBE #057: How to Apply the Law of Attraction and Confirmation Bias to Improve Your Life

In this episode of The Balanced Educator Podcast we explain how to start applying the Law of Attraction to your life. We explain that the Law of Attraction acts on emotions more than thoughts. We teach how to start making the Law of Attraction and confirmation bias work for you in three steps. Step 1:…
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TBE #056: The Law of Attraction and Confirmation Bias

TBE #056: The Law of Attraction and Confirmation Bias

In this episode of The Balanced Educator Podcast we break down the law of attraction and explain it from a scientific standpoint. We explain the basics of the law of attraction as Abraham Hicks teaches it. Then, we explain how we can take a psychological point of view by looking at this same phenomenon through…
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The Balanced Educator Podcast: Focusing on Student Needs before Academics with Jen Kreitz

TBE #055: Focusing on Student Needs before Academics with Jen Kreitz

Today on The Balanced Educator Podcast, we’re talking with Jen Kreitz, a K-4 resource teacher and also an Educalme ambassador. Jen talks about how her Masters of Education and where she started and how it involved into a focus in Special Education. We chat about the importance of focusing on the social-emotional needs of our…
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Understanding Beliefs and how to Change them

TBE #054: Understanding Beliefs and how to Change them

Today on The Balanced Educator Podcast, Kailey is explaining beliefs. She explains how our beliefs are created when we’re children, how our beliefs affect us as adults and how to recognize when a belief isn’t serving us. Then, Kailey explains how we can change our beliefs using her top four favourite methods. Show notes To…
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