“Mindfulness” is a current buzzword in education. The ability to teach students reflective and self-regulatory practices is a goal in many classrooms. While these elements of self-awareness are seen as powerful and essential for students, they are sometimes things that educators forget to develop in themselves. In order for teachers to show up as their best selves in the classroom, they need to make sure that they take the time to support their emotional selves as well.
In this episode, Erin and Dave share their experiences with teacher burnout in their 25 + years of experience in education. They share their daily efforts to be more mindful in their own lives and how they’re working hard to help other educators to be more mindful as well. They believe in focusing on educators first so that mindful teachers can then help their students to also be more mindful of their daily work.
Dave Tashian is a school counselor revered for his focus on creating a positive school culture through fostering connection and community. Dave brings his sense of humor and a combined 25 years of high school, middle school, and now elementary school experience to both The Mindful Educators Podcast and Professional Development events. Dave has been honored two times as his school district’s teacher of the year and has his Masters in Counseling, Masters in Education and Masters in Educational Leadership.
Erin fuses her 30 years of teaching in one of New Jersey's most competitive school districts with her Masters in Reading and multiple yoga certifications to foster a mindfulness-based teaching and learning experience that yields critical thinkers and high achievers equipped with self-awareness, self-regulating skills, and an ability to steadily navigate life's challenges. It is her belief that it is our responsibility as educators to develop our own mindful awareness so we can create classroom communities that support students in excelling both academically and emotionally, without losing the rigor and edge they need to succeed and compete in the 21st century.
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