52 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.

    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
    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

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!!