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.
115. Building Student Resilience with Teacher Brandi Raehal
In this episode of The Balanced Educator Podcast, we’ve invited Educalme Classroom Teacher Brandi Raehal. Brandi shares how she adresses social-emotional learning and mindfulness in her grade 2 classroom. Brandi talks about how her daily routine supports student resilience and growth mindset, especially during the challenges of remote learning. She also shares how the online mindfulness […]
114. Supporting Student Mental Health Through Mindfulness and SEL with teacher Maria Costaki
In this episode of The Balanced Educator Podcast, we’ve invited Maria Costaki, teacher of 27 years, onto the show. Maria shares her reasons for implementing a social-emotional learning program with her students. Maria shares how she uses the resources in the Educalme Classroom program. She also explains what she does to create a safe and […]
113. The Importance of Routine and Repetition for Learning
In this episode of The Balanced Educator podcast, we discuss the importance of routine and repetition in the classroom. We talk about how routines free up brain space for learning. We also explain how repetition helps the brain to create stronger connections and make learning last. This episode will help you to plan for student […]
112. Social-Emotional Learning and Classroom Management with Teacher Amélie Bauch
Being a first year teacher comes with many challenges. In this episode of The Balanced Educator Podcast, we’re interviewing Amélie Bauch. Amélie is a first-year grade 2 French immersion teacher. We talk about what Amélie does in her classroom for social-emotional learning and what the routine is in her classroom. She shares the hurdles she’s […]
111. Strengthening School Communities Through Social-Emotional Learning With Tre’ Gammage
In this episode, we’re talking about how social-emotional learning strengthens school communities with Tre’ Gammage. Tre’ is an Educational consultant with the Gammage Consulting Group. He helps k – 12 schools implement school-wide social and emotional learning programs. In this episode we talk about: How Tre’s experiences led him to helping schools implement SEL programs. […]
110. Self-Love and Personal Growth with Amy Tung of the I Am Love Project
In this episode we’ve invited Amy Tung of the I Am Love Project onto the show. She shares about self-love, relationships and letting go of what isn’t working in our lives to make space for intentional change. Kailey and Amy discuss mindfulness, self-love, self-reflection, living with intention, surrender, and choosing again from a space of […]
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I am so thankful I found this podcast. I listen to it on my morning commute to work. It always puts me in a positive mindset and energizes me for the day ahead. The hosts are so genuine, knowledgeable and passionate about the subject matter. They give tons of great mindfulness strategies along with excellent explanations and concrete examples. Love it!
Kailey and Josianne are doing a great job with The Balanced Educator podcast! Every time that I listen, I leave with practical ideas to bring to my teaching practice the next day. Keep up the meaningful work!
Worth the listen even tho I’m not a teacher
I’m not a teacher but do teach and find many of the topics super applicable to my life and the guests are top notch! Well done ladies, happy to have this resource in my pocket! 💗