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Mindfulness in the Classroom with Danielle Lefko

TBE #032: Mindfulness in the Classroom with Danielle Lefko

In this week’s episode of The Balanced Educator Podcast, we’re talking to Danielle Lefko about how she taught mindfulness in her kindergarten class last year and about how she plans to use Educalme Classroom in her new classroom this year with her grade 8 students.   Danielle talks about how she used Introduction to Mindfulness…
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TBE #031: How to have an Intentional Start to the School Year

In this week’s The Balanced Educator Podcast, we’re talking about how to have an intentional start to the school year.   It’s really important to ask ourselves what impact we want to have to help us choose some concrete goals for the school year.   We walk you through how we did the goal-setting process…
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TBE #030: Mindful Classroom Management

In this week’s The Balanced Educator Podcast, we’re talking about a BIG topic in education – Classroom Management.   We’re redefining this term and challenging you to take on a different perspective on classroom management.   We ask ourselves, instead of managing our students and our classroom, what if we taught them how to self-regulate…
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TBE #029: Time Perception and the Word “Busy”

In this week’s The Balanced Educator Podcast, we talk about time perception and how we feel about the word “busy“.   We all have 24 hours in the day, and it’s up to us to choose how to use this time. When we say we’re too busy to do something we’d like to do, we…
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TBE #028: How to Juggle it all with Carolina Smith

In this week’s The Balanced Educator podcast, we chat with Carolina Smith about how she infuses mindfulness in her own life and in her classroom.   Carolina has just wrapped up her 2nd year as a grade one French Immersion teacher in Calgary, Alberta. After having hit full burnout in university, she decided to take…
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TBE #027: How to Choose a Better Feeling Emotion

In this episode of The Balanced Educator podcast, we are chatting about how to get out of having negative emotions and to move into positive ones with a clear, concrete 2-step strategy.   Scientifically, our brains are always looking for something wrong in our lives, so it’s normal to feel negative emotions… It’s simply how…
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TBE #026: Going Zero Waste with Amelia Barnes

In this episode of The Balanced Educator podcast, we are chatting with Amelia Barnes on a topic that has been of high interest for us here at Educalme, zero-waste living. Through our mindfulness journey, we have also become more mindful of the waste we produce and we are working toward zero-waste living.   Amelia Barnes…
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TBE #025: EDUCALME TEACHER: Why we created this summer course and who it’s ideal for. Registration is open!

In this episode of The Balanced Educator Podcast we are finally announcing our 4-week personal development course for educators that we will be teaching on Mondays and Thursdays from July 31 to August 23 2018:   Educalme Teacher: Gain mindful tools and habits that will help you prevent burnout, gain a better work-life balance and…
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TBE #024: 5 Ways Self-Care Makes you a Better Teacher

In this episode of The Balanced Educator Podcast, we share why it’s so important to take good care of ourselves as teachers!   We chat about why educators should stop feeling guilty about taking time out of their day for self-care.   We elaborate on 5 ways self-care makes you a better teacher:   1…
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TBE #023: How to Ditch the Feeling of Overwhelm

In this episode of The Balanced Educator Podcast, we are sharing strategies that we’ve learned to ditch the feeling of overwhelm.   We talk about how we’re the ones creating the feeling of overwhelm in ourselves and we share a tool with you that we use to help ourselves feel more calm and balanced.  …
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