The Balanced Educator

The Educalme Blog and Podcast

How to incorporate self-care into your day

TBE #046: Integrating Self-care “Rootines” into your Day-to-day with Carolina Smith

In this episode of The Balanced Educator podcast, we’re interviewing Carolina Smith, a grade 1 teacher, Educalme Teacher alumni and Educalme Classroom ambassador from Calgary, Alberta, a second time!   Carolina talks about her new business venture, the LIA project, a community of women finding ways to connect with themselves and each other.   She…
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How to form healthy habits as a teacher and to make time for self-care

TBE #045: How to Form Healthy Habits with Renée Lapointe

In this episode of The Balanced Educator podcast, we’re interviewing an Educalme Teacher and Educalme Classroom ambassador, Renée Lapointe!   Renée is 23 years old and a first year teacher! She teaches grade 1 in a French school in Winnipeg and spends her leisure time traveling. She believes in a balanced life and does so…
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Dealing with anxiety mindfully

TBE #044: Real Talk About Dealing with Anxiety

In this episode of The Balanced Educator podcast, Kailey gets real and talks about a difficult time she’s been going through these past few weeks.   She shares how she’s been feeling more anxious than ever and strategies she’s using to manage her anxiety mindfully.   She talks about how her daily mindfulness practice really…
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Mindful Parenting to a toddler and running a business at once

TBE #043: Being a Full Time Mom and Running a Business with Amelia Barnes

In this episode of The Balanced Educator podcast, we’re interviewing Amelia Barnes from Prana Vida Style a second time!   Last time, we chatted with Amelia about living with zero waste. Today, we’re having her back to chat about mindful living and parenting.   Amelia Barnes is a mother, yoga teacher and creator of Prana…
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How to establish classroom routines mindfully and how to do classroom management

TBE #042: Kailey’s Tips and Tricks for Classroom Routines

In this episode of The Balanced Educator podcast, Kailey shares what her daily routine looks like in her classroom.   She chats about how she starts her day with her kiddos. She talks about how she manages her classroom and shares some of her tips for a calm classroom.   She explains how she practices…
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TBE #041: Less Stuff and More Life with Melissa Russell

In this episode of The Balanced Educator podcast, we’re chatting with Melissa Russell from Simple Lionheart Life about decluttering and owning less.   Melissa writes about creating a simpler, more intentional life by decluttering and embracing minimalism at Simple Lionheart Life. Minimalism and simplifying have had such a positive impact on Melissa’s life, giving her…
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TBE #040: How Kailey is Finding Balance Teaching Full Time and Running Educalme at Once!

In this episode of The Balanced Educator podcast, we’re simply catching you up on what we’ve been up to now that we’ve both been back in the classroom for awhile!   We mostly focus on Kailey’s news: She’s back in the classroom full time and is teaching a grade 5 classroom!   We chat about…
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TBE #039: Growth Mindset and Flow for Kids with Author Catherine Greer

In this episode of The Balanced Educator podcast, we are chatting with Catherine Greer, the author of the amazing book, Jacaranda Snow, on growth mindset and flow for kids.   Catherine Greer is a Canadian-Australian author, writing coach and happiness blogger. She holds a Bachelor of Arts Honours degree and a Master’s degree in English,…
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TBE #038: Why it’s Important to Make Mistakes – For Recovering Perfectionists

This one is for all of you recovering perfectionists out there…   In this episode of The Balanced Educator podcast, we chat about why it’s important to make mistakes – something so many of us are so afraid to do!   We talk about the word perfect and the perception we tend have around it.…
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How to leave work at work and become a balanced Educator

TBE #037: Our Top 5 Ways to Stop Bringing Work Home

In this episode of The Balanced Educator Podcast, we share our top 5 ways to stop bringing work home.   We talk about how when we bring less work home, it can truly benefit both us as teachers and our students.   We share about how when we stopped bringing work home, we since feel…
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