Dan Tricarico is the author of The Zen Teacher: Creating Focus, Simplicity, and Tranquility in the Classroom and Sanctuaries: Self-Care Secrets for Stressed Out Teachers. He’s a talented speaker and trainer on self care for educators and students. Tricarico has been an English teacher for over 25 years, a passionate writer of fiction and poetry and an avid tutor. In this episode, Tricarico shares the impact of wellness on education and beyond. Later, Qurin joins Marla and Jordan to discuss how they can find their inner zen through mindfulness and self care.
Brooks Gibbs is the author of “Love is Greater than Hate,” an award winning speaker and social educator to students, teachers, and parents. He’s been spreading the word of how to build emotional resilience and live by the Golden Rule, all around the world. His book explains his 7 steps to start a movement of kindness and compassion on campus. Gibbs has been able to reach 2 million students through speaking at schools, and 250 million people through views on his viral videos. He’s simply making the world a better place! In this episode, Gibbs tells funny stories of how we need to learn to be resilient and patient with everyone in our life. Later, Elli joins Josh and Hayes to talk about how resilience and having a team to keep you accountable is important in middle school.
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Don Smith is a former Lieutenant commander in the Navy for 20 years, a Certified Public Accountant, and was a teacher at Washington State University for another 20 years. He is now a retired veteran of Vietnam and has two kids, twelve grandkids, and two great-grandkids. Smith was a proud graduate of Richland High School and Washington State University. In this episode, Smith shares with us his incredible resilience and leadership skills he has accumulated over 77 years. Later, Kian joins Josh and Taya to reflect on the lessons from a life of servant leadership.
Allyson Apsey is the principal at Quincy Elementary School in Zeeland, Michigan. She's a national speaker including a TEDx talk. Furthermore, she's the author of three amazing books, The Path to Serendipity, Through the Lens of Serendipity, and The Princes of Serendip. Apsey has been in education for over 20 years and 15 of those years as a school leader. Apsey recognizes the impact that trauma has on students, staff, and the community. She is dedicated to creating a foundation for strong, positive relationships that are based on trust. Apsey loves learning, laughter, and family. In this episode, Apsey talks about her passion for serendipity and how that has guided her life. Later, Macie joins Qurin and Jordan to discuss the importance of gratitude in your life and how to show empathy towards each other.
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