Ep. 89: How to be “Teacher of the Year” (With Kayla Dornfeld)

Kayla Dornfeld is the 2019 North Dakota Teacher of the Year, and Mrs. West Fargo International. Kayla is a two-time (2017 and 2018) Global Hundred honoree, recognizing her as 1 of the top 100 innovative educators in the world. The New York Times named her "one of the tech-savviest teachers in the United States". She has … Continue reading Ep. 89: How to be “Teacher of the Year” (With Kayla Dornfeld)

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Ep. 81: A Self-Compassion Break (With Lisa Baylis)

We talk about self-care non-stop these days, but certainly, there has to be more to it than bubble baths and pedicures. This is the most delicious 6 minute mediation! Everyone needs this episode! #kindsight 101 #smallactbigimpact #podcast Lisa Baylis has been sharing wellbeing strategies for the last 20 years. A natural born connector with an … Continue reading Ep. 81: A Self-Compassion Break (With Lisa Baylis)

Ep 79: The Secret to Health and Happiness (With Gail Markin)

Have you ever wondered what the number one predictor for high-achieving teams was? What about optimizing the brain’s most basic neurochemicals to live a happier life? Did you know that there are three main ingredients to create belonging in the work place, and anyone, irrespective of title can contribute to doing so? In our episode … Continue reading Ep 79: The Secret to Health and Happiness (With Gail Markin)

Ep 78: The Unity Mandala (With Raphael Divi)

Raphael Vincent a Haitian-born artist and activist based out of Victoria, British Columbia, who celebrates the concept of strength through unity in order to bring a sense of belonging and identity to school-aged students through the creation of collaborative mandalas made from a common household item. Raphael hopes to create a healing symbol for those … Continue reading Ep 78: The Unity Mandala (With Raphael Divi)

Ep 74- Creating Confidence (With Heather Monahan)

Have you ever wondered what it takes to overcome a pivotal career crisis like getting fired? Well, my accomplished guest takes us through the 4 steps to creating confidence in the face of catastrophe. She also tells us the keys of closing a sale, a skill she says every student in North America should be … Continue reading Ep 74- Creating Confidence (With Heather Monahan)

Shame vs. Humiliation vs. Guilt vs. Embarrassment (Brené Brown)

Have you ever wondered what the difference between shame, guilt, humiliation, and embarrassment are?  Often we use these words interchangeably, but Dr. Brené Brown has so beautifully described the difference between the 4 terms: Shame is “I am bad”  Shame is a focus on self. Imagine you've worked really hard to prepare a presentation with … Continue reading Shame vs. Humiliation vs. Guilt vs. Embarrassment (Brené Brown)

E 35: But, I’m Not Indigenous: How to Explore Indigenous Ways of Learning, Authentically (with Adrienne Gear)

With the advent of more ethically-conscious curricula that challenge the outdated colonialist outlook on history, educators are more responsible than ever for carefully and accurately talking about cultures and ways of knowing that may not be personally familiar to us. In light of the Canadian government’s reconciliation efforts with indigenous people, the way we teach … Continue reading E 35: But, I’m Not Indigenous: How to Explore Indigenous Ways of Learning, Authentically (with Adrienne Gear)

#24: The Trauma-Informed School Making Waves Across the World (with Mathew Portell)

  Have you ever wondered how to authentically hold space for students who have experienced adverse trauma, uphold a successful results-based academic program, and maintain your sanity? Well, you are in for a treat. My guest has been featured on a number of viral educational videos for the incredible work his school is doing to … Continue reading #24: The Trauma-Informed School Making Waves Across the World (with Mathew Portell)

Head, Heart, Hands

Empathy, Compassion, and Kindness: Head, Heart, and Hands In order to feel proud of our communities, I believe we need to wrap our arms around those who struggle within them. Caring for people starts with a willingness to see, hear, and understand one another with an open heart. We have to begin with empathy, compassion, … Continue reading Head, Heart, Hands