17 episodes

A podcast just for K-12 educators! Prioritize YOUR wellness to better care for your students and yourself. Dr. Kari Vogelgesang hosts nationally-recognized experts that help us explore and reflect on various dimensions of health and well-being. Take away strategies and tips to transcend wellness knowledge and practices into your classroom or school.

Educator Wellness Podcast Scanlan Center for School Mental Health

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A podcast just for K-12 educators! Prioritize YOUR wellness to better care for your students and yourself. Dr. Kari Vogelgesang hosts nationally-recognized experts that help us explore and reflect on various dimensions of health and well-being. Take away strategies and tips to transcend wellness knowledge and practices into your classroom or school.

    Reimagining MTSS: A Pathway to Whole School Well-Being

    Reimagining MTSS: A Pathway to Whole School Well-Being

    Dr. Kari Vogelgesang hosts the University of California Santa Barbara’s Dr. Michael Furlong (research professor and distinguished professor emeritus of school psychology) and Dr. Erin Dowdy (professor in the department of counseling, clinical, and school psychology) to rethink Multi-Tiered System of Supports (MTSS) as a holistic well-being framework that benefits the entire school community. During this conversation, we broaden the scope of MTSS and reassess the framework's foundational 'why'...

    • 47 min
    Nature Nurtures: How to Leverage the Outdoors for Enriched Learning

    Nature Nurtures: How to Leverage the Outdoors for Enriched Learning

    A rejuvenating conversation all about the power of outdoor education! Dr. Kari Vogelgesang hosts Dr. Angela Rekers, assistant professor at St. Ambrose University, and Jay Gorsh, director of the University of Iowa’s School of the Wild, to discuss the social, emotional, and mental health benefits of outdoor education for our students, educators, and education systems as a whole. Learn how to get nature-based programs started at your school or tips on integrating outdoor learning into your class...

    • 1 hr 15 min
    The Social Media Tug-of-War: How Much is “Too Much” for our Students?

    The Social Media Tug-of-War: How Much is “Too Much” for our Students?

    In today's digitally-driven world, social media and technology play an integral role in our students' lives. But what happens when tech use becomes excessive, unhealthy, or detrimentally affects our students’ emotional and mental health? Host Dr. Kari Vogelgesang welcomes Dr. Jacqueline Nesi, a psychologist and assistant professor at Brown University, to explore the latest research, healthy ways to incorporate it into our lives and classrooms, and safeguards that both educators and parents sh...

    • 48 min
    Embracing Our Differences, Elevating Our Schools Through Global Education

    Embracing Our Differences, Elevating Our Schools Through Global Education

    In today's interconnected world, global citizenship is an indispensable skill set for understanding differences and analyzing local realities through a critical lens. Dr. Kari Vogelgesang hosts a compelling discussion with Dr. Will Coghill Behrends, Amy Andreassen, and Monique Cottman on how we can leverage global education as a powerful tool for establishing equitable education systems. Uncover innovative ways to integrate global education best practices in the classroom that enable both edu...

    • 55 min
    One Size Fits All? Full Inclusion vs. Self-Contained Classrooms

    One Size Fits All? Full Inclusion vs. Self-Contained Classrooms

    In this episode of the Educator Wellness Podcast, host Dr. Kari Vogelgesang welcomes Dr. Justin Garwood, associate professor at the University of Vermont, to discuss the difference between self-contained classrooms and full inclusion. We unpack why full inclusion isn’t necessarily the best choice for all students and how different learning environments impact the well-being of not just students but their families and educators.Thanks for listening! Follow us on Facebook, Instagram, X, LinkedI...

    • 50 min
    The Cost of Addiction: How Substance Abuse Damages Youth’s Brains, Bodies, and Communities

    The Cost of Addiction: How Substance Abuse Damages Youth’s Brains, Bodies, and Communities

    Substance abuse is a serious issue in our schools and communities. The statistics are alarming. Drug use among 8th graders from 2016-2020 increased by 61%; 62% of teens in 12th grade have abused alcohol; and 11% of overdose deaths are aged 15-24.Host Dr. Kari Vogelgesang welcomes Jeffrey Johnston (founder of Living Undeterred) and Drew Martel (chief clinical and training officer at Foundation 2), for a powerful conversation about the effects that substance abuse has on the brains and bodies o...

    • 1 hr 46 min

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