The Balanced Educator is a weekly podcast hosted by the co-founders of Educalme, Kailey Lefko and Josianne Barnabé. Our intention is to equip and empower educators and parents to feel more calm, balanced, and joyful in all aspects of their lives. We discuss mindset shifts and habits that we are experimenting with in our own lives that are making our days more intentional, mindful and fun. We talk about different ways to practice mindfulness in our own lives and then how we can share what we are learning with our kiddos in the classroom or at home. We believe that when we nurture ourselves first, we can share our unique gifts and talents with our kiddos in a bigger and deeper way.
130. How to Create a Trauma Sensitive Classroom with Kimberly Mackey
Trauma can negatively affect a student’s ability to learn and there might be more students in your classroom that have experienced trauma than you think. Creating a trauma sensitive classroom supports all learners and equips students with skills that will support them in coping with difficult experiences that they might face in their future. In […]
129. Raising Good Humans with The Mindful Mama – Hunter Clarke-Fields
Have you ever reacted to your child’s or student’s behaviour in the heat of the moment then wished you would have handled the situation differently? In this episode of The Balanced Educator Podcast, we’re interviewing Hunter Clarke-Fields, host of The Mindful Mama Podcast and author of the book Raising Good Humans about mindful parenting. Hunter […]
128. Teacher AND Student Wellbeing
This year, everyone has been telling teachers to practice self-care. But, when do we find the time? Self-care doesn’t have to be restricted to outside of your workday and doesn’t have to be an added task on your to-do list. In this episode of The Balanced Educator Podcast, we’ll teach you how to integrate self-care […]
127. The Do’s and the Don’ts of Mindfulness in the Classroom
How can you practice mindfulness in the classroom with success? In this episode of The Balanced Educator Podcast, we’re sharing the 4 do’s and don’ts for teaching mindfulness in the classroom so that you can avoid making the same mistakes we did early on in our careers. When you follow the tips we share in […]
126. Social-Emotional Learning in High School
In this episode, Kailey shares how she teaches mindfulness and social-emotional learning in her high school classroom. She explains how she introduced mindfulness to her students at the beginning of the semester, how she created a social-emotional learning routine and how her students reacted to this daily mindfulness practice. Kailey addresses common worries about teaching […]
125. Have More Fun, Reduce Behaviour Problems with Dr. Marcie Beigel
If you have students in the classroom displaying problem behaviours, having more fun might be the solution! In this episode of The Balanced Educator Podcast, we’ve invited behaviour specialist Dr. Marcie Beigel, onto the show to teach us how having more fun in the classroom can help students manage their behaviours. We talk about how […]
Awesome info for parents & teachers!!
I love how accessible Kailey and Josianne make the content in their podcast and at Educalme. It’s so practical and easy to implement. Love that I can learn and act straight away!