100 episodes

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.

The Balanced Educator Podcast: Education | Mindfulness | Growth Mindset Kailey Lefko and Josianne Barnabé: Teachers and Co-founders of Educalme

    • Self-Improvement
    • 4.8, 38 Ratings

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.

    112. Social-Emotional Learning and Classroom Management with Teacher Amélie Bauch

    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 […]

    • 24 min
    111. Strengthening School Communities Through Social-Emotional Learning With Tre’ Gammage

    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. […]

    • 36 min
    110. Self-Love and Personal Growth with Amy Tung of the I Am Love Project

    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 […]

    • 42 min
    109. Wind Down with a Gratitude Meditation by teacher Carolina Smith from the Living in Alignment Project

    109. Wind Down with a Gratitude Meditation by teacher Carolina Smith from the Living in Alignment Project

    In this episode of The Balanced Educator Podcast, Carolina Smith from the LIA Project (Living in Alignment) and also a grade 1 teacher, hosts a meditation on gratitude. Carolina starts by talking about the importance of tending to our mental wellness as teachers and how it benefits our students as well. She then dives into […]

    • 20 min
    108. Making Your Classroom a Safe Space for Students Experiencing Trauma with Jacob Chastain

    108. Making Your Classroom a Safe Space for Students Experiencing Trauma with Jacob Chastain

    How can we support our students that have a traumatic home life? In this episode, we invited Jacob Chastain to share his story. Jacob grew up in a household filled with drugs and violence. He tells us how school was his safe space. He explains what his teachers did to support him that made a […]

    • 47 min
    107. Laughter Yoga to Relieve Stress and Increase Happiness with Rolande Kirouac

    107. Laughter Yoga to Relieve Stress and Increase Happiness with Rolande Kirouac

    Get ready to laugh until you cry! In this episode, we’ve invited Rolande Kirouac, to teach us about emotions and the healing benefits of laughter. Rolande will lift your spirits with her positive energy and get you laughing until your belly hurts. She also teaches us laughter yoga exercises that we can do every day […]

    • 44 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
38 Ratings

38 Ratings

Alison.calm ,

Fantastic podcast!

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!

srttttttt ,

So practical!

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!

KimmyKlassen ,

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! 💗

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