172 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

    • Education
    • 4.8 • 43 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.

    171. New Teacher Tips: Practical Strategies to Help New Teachers Thrive

    171. New Teacher Tips: Practical Strategies to Help New Teachers Thrive

    Are you a new teacher feeling overwhelmed by all there is to figure out in the classroom? Do you want practical strategies for how to avoid teacher burnout? In this episode of The Balanced Educator Podcast we’re interviewing Alisha, a seasoned educator and co-host of the teacher podcast, Rainbow Skies for New Teachers. We discuss […]

    • 33 min
    170. Time Management Strategies to Prevent Teacher Burnout with Shawna Lapointe

    170. Time Management Strategies to Prevent Teacher Burnout with Shawna Lapointe

    Is there a way to live your best life without constantly feeling overwhelmed and burnt out? Learn how to improve your work-life balance and avoid teacher burnout with these time management tips from Shawna Lapointe of Too Busy Livin’. In this episode of The Balanced Educator Podcast, we’re interviewing Shawna Lapointe, teacher, entrepreneur, and mom […]

    • 49 min
    10 Short Mindfulness Winter Activities for All Grades

    10 Short Mindfulness Winter Activities for All Grades

    Today, we’re tackling a fun topic on The Balanced Educator Podcast… who doesn’t love a good seasonal topic! We share concrete ways to incorporate social emotional learning and mindfulness on the theme of winter! With the winter season upon us, it’s an opportune time to explore mindfulness in winter and dive into some calming breathing […]

    • 29 min
    168. How to Help Your Students Self-Regulate with Mindful Coloring

    168. How to Help Your Students Self-Regulate with Mindful Coloring

    There are so many great ideas for classroom mindfulness activities! In this super practical episode of The Balanced Educator Podcast, we talk about one of our favorites: mindful coloring (and hint: we share a link to some free coloring pages for kids for your use in the classroom!). We share the what, why and how […]

    • 20 min
    5 Habits of the Least Stressed & Most Empowered Educators with Grace Stevens

    5 Habits of the Least Stressed & Most Empowered Educators with Grace Stevens

    Today on The Balanced Educator Podcast, we are chatting with Grace Stevens all about feeling less stressed as teachers and more empowered. A perfect episode to listen to in the first few months of the school year to set yourself up for success! A former corporate girl, Grace quit VP life to pursue her dream […]

    • 50 min
    166. Focus Teaching Strategies for Distracted Students

    166. Focus Teaching Strategies for Distracted Students

    Tired of managing off-task students? Or having a hard time in the classroom distracted students that lack focus? In this episode of The Balanced Educator Podcast, we walk you through a simple and easy lesson plan for K-12 classrooms that will show you how to explicitly teach your students focus strategies in a systematic and efficient way […]

    • 26 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
43 Ratings

43 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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