56 episodes

Hosts Dave and Erin are long time educators committed to using the power of mindful awareness in their lives and classrooms.
Join us in creating a community of educators who are cultivating a positive school culture one mindful classroom at a time.

The Mindful Educators Podcast The Mindful Educators

    • Education
    • 4.9 • 52 Ratings

Hosts Dave and Erin are long time educators committed to using the power of mindful awareness in their lives and classrooms.
Join us in creating a community of educators who are cultivating a positive school culture one mindful classroom at a time.

    A Conversation About Anxiety and Worry With Dr. Dana Dorfman

    A Conversation About Anxiety and Worry With Dr. Dana Dorfman

    Dr. Dana Dorfman has 30 years of clinical practice treating children, adolescents, parents, and adults in New York City and is also the author of When Worry Works: How to Harness Your Parenting Stress and Guide Your Teen to Success. In this episode we talk all about the most identifiable emotion today: anxiety.  It’s a timely conversation!  Her book is available on Amazon.
    Show and Tell:
    Dave:  Parenting Anxiety Type Reaction (PART) Quiz
    Erin:  I'm Glad My Mom Died
    Dana: Oprah's Super Soul Conversations - David Brooks: The Road to Character
    If this episode resonated with you, please share it with your teacher friends and administrators, and most importantly on social media and tag us! 
    And if you are so inclined and really want to support us there are 2 other ways you can do that.  First you can go to the Apple Podcast app and give it a 5 star rating and a review and the second is to buy us a Cup of Coffee. Thank you as always for your support!!
    Don’t forget to connect with us:
    Instagram: @themindfuleducators 
    Facebook: @ The Mindful Educators 
    Twitter: @themindfuleds 
    Email: hello@themindfuleducators.com
    Sign up for 3 From Me ♥️ Erin’s newsletter on our website: Themindfuleducators.com!
     

    • 1 hr 2 min
    School Safety: Feeling Emotionally and Physically Safe

    School Safety: Feeling Emotionally and Physically Safe

    As educators, we again find ourselves in the aftermath of yet another school shooting. This time in Nashville, TN. In today’s podcast we try to find some agency over what is, for some, a terrifying part of our jobs as teachers. Feeling physically and emotionally safe is what we all strive for as human beings. But how can we feel that as these horrific shootings are increasing? We are not sure we have answers, but in this episode we talk about some ways we can build in some feelings of safety during such trying times.
    Show and Tell:
    Dave:  We Can Do Hard Things Podcast with Vanessa Marin
    Erin:   The Rich Roll Podcast with Cory Booker
    If this episode resonated with you, please share it with your teacher friends and administrators, and most importantly on social media and tag us!
    And if you are so inclined and really want to support us there are two other ways you can do that. First you can go to the Apple Podcast app and give it a 5 star rate and a review and the second is to buy us a Cup of Coffee. Thank you as always for your support!!
    Don’t forget to connect with us:
    Instagram: @themindfuleducators 
    Facebook: @ The Mindful Educators 
    Twitter: @themindfuleds 
    Email: hello@themindfuleducators.com
     
    Sign up for 3 From Me ♥️ Erin’s newsletter on our website: Themindfuleducators.com!
     

    • 48 min
    Feeling inspired: a recap of SXSW EDU Austin, TX

    Feeling inspired: a recap of SXSW EDU Austin, TX

    Recharging is such an important way to step back and find inspiration. In today’s episode Erin shares her experience at SXSW EDU, an educational conference in Austin, TX where she was inspired through amazing connections and learning opportunities. 
    She left the week feeling that the profession is alive and well. There are some very motivated, highly creative educators out there working hard to stay inspired, connected and educated. 
     
    Show and Tell:
    Dave:  The Love Prescription, Seven Days to More Intimacy, Connection, and Joy. By Dr. John and Julie Gottman 
    Erin:  Instagram follow: @Elarroyo_ATX
     
    If this episode resonated with you, please share it with your teacher friends and administrators, and most importantly on social media and tag us!
    And if you are so inclined and really want to support us there are 2 other ways you can do that. First you can go to the Apple Podcast app and give it a 5 star rate and a review and the second is to buy us a Cup of Coffee. Thank you as always for your support!!
     
    Don’t forget to connect with us:
    Instagram: @themindfuleducators 
    Facebook: @ The Mindful Educators 
    Twitter: @themindfuleds 
    Email: hello@themindfuleducators.com
     

    • 50 min
    Let's get caught up!

    Let's get caught up!

    Welcome back to the Mindful Educators Podcast. In this episode we catch our listeners up on what’s new with us, what we have been up to, and share our continued vision on how we want to support educators in our community. Plus we lean into the power of self-awareness as a skill and discuss several strategies we use to increase our awareness. 
    Show and Tell:
    Erin:  Pink’s Documentary on Netflix  Prime Exclusive

    Dave: Pickleball Paddle - Dick’s Sporting Goods
    If this episode resonated with you, please share it with your teacher friends and administrators, and most importantly on social media and tag us!
    And if you are so inclined and really want to support us there are 2 other ways you can do that. First you can go to the Apple Podcast app and give it a 5 star rating and a review- and the second is to buy us a Cup of Coffee. Thank you as always for your support!!
    Don’t forget to connect with us:
    Instagram - @themindfuleducators 
    Facebook - @ The Mindful Educators 
    Twitter -  @themindfuleds 
    Email - hello@themindfuleducators.com

    • 38 min
    Teach like a wrestler

    Teach like a wrestler

    In this episode, we discuss the concept of educators teaching this year as if they were training like a wrestler.  We talk about ways to take care of our physical, mental and emotional health while also acknowledging all the blood, sweat, and tears.  With the proper training and mindset, we can all finish this year in a better place than where we began.  We got this!
    Show and Tell
    Dave's Share - Survivor - Season 41
    Erin's Share - The Untethered Soul: The Journey Beyond Yourself by Michael A. Singer
    Don’t forget to connect with us:
    Instagram: @themindfuleducators 
    Facebook: @ The Mindful Educators 
    Twitter: @themindfuleds 
    Email:  hello@themindfuleducator.com

    • 35 min
    Here we go again!

    Here we go again!

    Welcome to Season 3 and to what seems like another challenging year in education. 
    In this week’s episode listen in as we share our new transitions in the world of education. We also break down some of the new challenges educators are facing this year and share our thoughts on how our mindsets, support systems, and clarity on time and energy will be everything this year.
    Show and Tell:
    Dave:  Alex Trebek’s book: The Answer Is…
    Erin:  Hard Core on the Foor Facebook Group for awesome workouts.   Portable Microphone on Amazon 
    So hopefully this episode felt supportive and helpful.
    We continue to wish you all the space and grace you need to remain in good health, body, mind and spirit. Friends, let’s keep supporting one another. 
    If you are looking to support the podcast, please consider dropping us a rate and review on iTunes. 
    Lastly, if you are looking to build resilience this year and are interested in our Bite Sized PD offerings discussed on our podcast, please register at https://www.themindfuleducators.com or shoot over to our website @themindfuleducators.com to find the details and sign up. 
    We will gladly follow up with an email with details for access to the PD as well as the SEL PDF’s for use in the classroom.
    Don’t forget to connect with us:
    Instagram @themindfuleducators 
    Facebook @ The Mindful Educators 
    Twitter @themindfuleds 
    Email @themindfuleducatorspodcast.com

    • 43 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
52 Ratings

52 Ratings

Stini C ,

An easy choice during a tough time

Erin and Dave successfully and gracefully discuss the value of relationships with our students, their parents, our colleagues, and ourselves, and how these relationships help us develop as educators and human beings. The conversation is light, real, and refreshing. I love listening on my way to work and as I get ready in the mornings. I always feel better about my day ahead with their positive ideas. I love the idea of “teach like a wrestler” and its parallels to teaching, especially in this most difficult year in the classroom - focus on what you’re great at and anticipate what might come at you throughout the day. Definitely recommend!

Harpera82 ,

Fun, Engaging, and Important Conversations

I enjoy the light conversations about the importance of mindfulness for educators and students and how important it is to talk about our emotions and how paying attention and being mindful of how we’re feeling can help teachers to beat burnout and live a happier life. Great podcast!

Deyoga2019 ,

Refreshing and inspiring

I am loving the mindful educators podcast. Erin and Dave work wo well together. There suggestions all seem doable and there style is relaxed and open which encourages the listner to stop and take a listen in an open hearted way. I am loving each session!!

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