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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 • 51 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.

    Leveling up SEL practices

    Leveling up SEL practices

    As many districts are starting to transition more students back to in-person instruction, provide longer days of in-person instruction, or are preparing for the Fall 2021, we all need to know that these changes can be stressful for teachers, students and parents. 
    In this episode we explain our long delay between episodes as well as offer some gentle reminders and new strategies for incorporating more SEL into our lives, schools, classrooms, and homes.  
    Show and Tell:
    Erin: Believe IT:  How to go from Underestimated to Unstoppable  by Jamie Kern Lima the founder of IT cosmetics
    Dave: CASEL's website:  REFOCUS ON THE SEL ROADMAP ACTIONS FOR A SUCCESSFUL SECOND SEMESTER
     
    So hopefully this episode felt supportive and helpful. 
    In this year that just might be the hardest year many of us have ever experienced personally and in education, we want you to know we see you, we are here for you and we love that you are part of our tribe. THANK YOU!  And friends, don’t forget to reach out to us and let us know how this episode landed for you. You can connect with us at:
    DM on IG @themindfuleducators 
    On Twitter @themindfuleds
    Or shoot us an email at hello@themindfuleducators.com
     
    Stay well and safe- and please take care of yourself and each other!
    If you are looking to support our podcast, we would love it if you could find your way over to rate and review it wherever you are listening. We appreciate it very much!

    • 40 min
    What to do about the "pile on effect" in education right now.

    What to do about the "pile on effect" in education right now.

    Teacher friends, are you feeling it? That piling on that is happening in our profession right now is at an all time high. Listen in to this week’s episode as we discuss the impact this is having on teachers everywhere and what we can do about it.
    Show and Tell:
    Erin:  Personanutriton - personalized supplements 
    Dave: Podcast:  Renegades: Born in the USA is a series of conversations between President Barack Obama and Bruce Springsteen about their lives, music, and enduring love of America—despite all its challenges
    So hopefully this episode felt supportive and helpful. 
    In this year that just might be the hardest year many of us have ever experienced personally and in education, we want you to know we see you, we are here for you and we love that you are part of our tribe. THANK YOU!  And friends, don’t forget to reach out to us and let us know how this episode landed for you. You can connect with us at:
    DM on IG @themindfuleducators 
    On Twitter @themindfuleds
    Or shoot us an email at hello@themindfuleducators.com
     
    Stay well and safe- and please take care of yourself and each other!
    If you are looking to support our podcast, we would love it if you could find your way over to rate and review it wherever you are listening. We appreciate it very much!

    • 42 min
     Found in Transition: our conversation with Paria Hassouri

     Found in Transition: our conversation with Paria Hassouri

    Friends this week on the podcast we sat down with Paria Hassouri, MD the author of Found in Transition: A Mother’s Evolution During Her Child’s Gender Change.  Paria is a pediatrician, mother of three, and transgender rights activist and lives in LA. 
    Erin was lucky enough to read her book as part of an educator book club and was so captivated by her story, by her honesty, and by her vulnerability.  Since we are all doing the work around being mindful educators and broadening our awareness, we strongly suggest you pick up a copy of her book.  You won't be disappointed.  We hope you enjoy this very heartfelt and meaningful conversation.
    Show and tell:
    Paria: Selfie Cork and The Vanishing Half by Brit Bennett
    Erin: Jamboards/ Connect Four
    Dave: Use the link Green Chef and the code FY-FMRAX to receive $55 off your first order
     
    Also don’t forget to connect with Paria at her website and run, don't walk to get her book on Amazon.
    And friends, don’t forget to reach out to us and let us know how this episode landed for you. 
    You can connect with us at:
    DM on IG @themindfuleducators 
    On Twitter @themindfuleds
    Or shoot us an email at: hello@themindfuleducators.com
    Lastly,  if you are looking to support our podcast, we would love a rate and review on iTunes.

    • 54 min
    Elevating educator voices: our chat with Dr. Dan Johnson

    Elevating educator voices: our chat with Dr. Dan Johnson

    Join us this week for our first ever fireside chat where we sit down with every day educators deep in the trenches. We are hoping to amplify the voices of our fellow educators and remind each other that we are all in this together. 
    This week we chat with Dr. Dan Johnson. Dan has been an educator for the past 25 years, 20 of which have been spent as an administrator.  He started his career as an English teacher and then served as a department supervisor, assistant principal, elementary/middle/high school principal, assistant superintendent, and superintendent.  During his career, he has been recognized as the New Jersey Principal of the Year and as a National Distinguished Principal.  He is a proud husband and father of two fine young men. 
    Dan’s enthusiasm for educators is infectious and his energy will lift your spirits and remind you just how valuable you all are to the students we serve. 
    Show and Tell:
    Dan: John Malecki The Builder | Metal & Wood Projects
    Erin -  Salad chopper
    Dave - Daily Stoic Podcast
     
    And friends, don’t forget to reach out to us and let us know how this episode landed for you. Also, if you have recommendations for fireside chat guests, we would love to hear from you! 
    Connect with us
    On IG @themindfuleducators 
    On Twitter @themindfuleds
    Or shoot us an email at the mindfuleducators.com
     
    If you are looking to support our podcast at all, we would greatly appreciate it if you could leave us a rate and review on iTunes. It helps us become more visible and show up more frequently in searches. 
    And lastly, a shameless plug as our pod squad is growing here can we have a big ask that you share it with your teacher friends and administrators AND most importantly on social media tagging us so we can reshare. 
    Thanks so much for listening. Stay well and healthy in the week ahead.

    • 45 min
    Hacking teacher burnout with Amber Harper

    Hacking teacher burnout with Amber Harper

    This week on the podcast we are fortunate enough to be sitting down with Amber Harper to talk about teacher burnout, a very timely topic.  Amber is an educator, author, speaker, Google Certified Trainer, and Teacher Burnout Coach.  She’s the founder of www.burnedinteacher.com, author of Hacking Teacher Burnout and is dedicated to empowering burned-out teachers to believe that they deserve and can achieve a happier and more fulfilled career and life with her 8-step BURNED-IN process.  She also hosts a weekly podcast dedicated to action, inspiration, and support for teachers dealing with teacher burnout called The Burned-In Teacher Podcast.  So as you are in the midst of probably the hardest year of your career, we hope this conversation leaves you feeling supported and seen.
    Show and Tell:
    Erin: The Target Challenge
    Amber: 21 Day Abundance Challenge
    Dave: Snapfish - Arctic Fleece Photo Blanket
    And don’t forget to connect with Amber at www.burnedinteacher.com and get her books and check out her podcast  The Burned-In Teacher Podcast on iTunes or wherever you listen. 
    And friends, don’t forget to reach out us and let us know how this episode landed for you- you can connect with us at:
    DM on IG @themindfuleducators 
    On Twitter @themindfuleds
    Or shoot us an email at the mindfuleducators.com
    Lastly,  if you are looking to support our podcast, we would love a rate and review on iTunes.

    • 1 hr 6 min
    Transforming pain into clarity

    Transforming pain into clarity

    After taking a bit of a break, this week on the podcast we reflect on the events of the last year looking for clarity. We share our gentle reminder that the experiences that are happening to us are really happening for us and if we can just lean into that pain, that discomfort of whatever we are feeling, we can really be transformed by it. We can also uncover what we want more of, what we will no longer allow, and what we will no longer tolerate in both our lives and in our professions.  It’s an opportunity to refocus on what values and hold true.
    Show and Tell:
    Dave:  Student and/or Staff Check-ins (Google Slides)
    Erin:   Found in Transition 
    So hopefully this episode felt supportive and helpful. We would love to hear about some of the clarity you have gleaned from these challenging times. We continue to wish you all the space and grace you need to remain in good health, body, mind and spirit. Friends, we‘ve got this!
    If you are looking to support our podcast at all, we would greatly appreciate it if you could leave us a rate and review on iTunes. It helps us become more visible and show up more frequently in searches. 
    And 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 
     

    • 35 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
51 Ratings

51 Ratings

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!!

Egb621 ,

Maximizing Habits-How will we respond?

I am really enjoying your podcasts and always learn something new. Thanks for the reminder that whatever habits we are working on could be shared with our students. When we are working together to develop good habits we build community and connection! Thank you both for the inspiration and down to earth advice!

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