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.
154. Research & Evaluation Behind the Educalme Mindfulness and Social-Emotional Learning Program for Schools
Looking to implement a mindfulness and social-emotional learning program in your classroom, school or district? If so, it’s important to ensure that the program curriculum is backed by research and is evidence-based. This can be an overwhelming task as there are lots of programs to choose from. In this episode of The Balanced Educator Podcast, […]
153. Mindful Media Literacy with Amy Jussel
With screen time doubled via online learning, now more than ever critical thinking skills specific to media and devices are a necessity to help kids navigate the ever-changing influences of the digital landscape. In this episode of The Balanced Educator Podcast, we’ve invited Amy Jussel to teach us how to integrate media literacy, mindfulness and […]
152. Beginner Mindfulness Exercise for Teachers & How to Use it with Kids
Starting a mindfulness practice can feel overwhelming when there are so many resources to choose from. In this episode of The Balanced Educator Podcast, we share a beginner mindfulness practice. One that you can listen to over and over to start, reinvigorate or deepen your mindfulness practice. We also talk about how you can use […]
151. What Teachers Need to Know About Adolescent Substance Abuse with Richard Capriola
What do teachers need to know about adolescent substance abuse today? In this episode of The Balanced Educator Podcast, we’ve invited Richard Capriola, a mental health and addictions counselor and the author of The Addicted Child: A Parent’s Guide to Adolescent Substance Abuse, to share his expertise on adolescent mental health and substance abuse. In […]
150. Co-Regulation Before Self-Regulation
Are your students struggling to self-regulate? In this episode of The Balanced Educator Podcast we explain why you will have more success is you focus on co-regulation first. You will learn concrete ways to co-regulate with your students in the classroom so that everyone can benefit from emotional regulation and be ready for effective teaching […]
149. Work Less, Teach More: How to be an Effective Teacher and Live a Life you Love with Dan Jackson
Are you feeling overworked, stressed or like you never have time to complete your to-do list? In this episode of The Balanced Educator Podcast, Dan Jackson, educator and author of the book Work Less, Teach More, shares strategies from his book. Strategies that will help you better manage your time so you be an effective […]
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! 💗