25+ year veteran teacher, and author of “The Zen Teacher,” Dan Tricarico, chats with us about working with teachers to reduce stress and increase their self care to avoid burn out. Dan talks about when he knew he had found something that teachers needed, shares a story of connecting content to a student’s real life, and how he hijacked a negative word and made it awesome.
- 2:16 – Dan introduces himself.
- 3:36 – Dan’s failure.
- 6:39 – Dan’s success.
- 9:54 – What’s got Dan excited about education.
- 12:00 – Dan’s advice to new teachers.
- 13:54 – Dan talks a bit about his book, “The Zen Teacher.”
- 16:21 – One of Dan’s favorite strategies from his books: Pamper triggers.
- 19:53 – 6 questions answered in 15 seconds or less.
- 22:36 – How to connect with Dan.
- EdTech Tool: Twitter for the PD & Vision and increasingly Instagram.
- Book: “Almost Everything” by Anne Lamott
- Who to Follow:
- YouTube/Podcast/Website/Blog: Zen Habits by Leo Babauta
- Daily/Weekly/Monthly Routine: Some kind of self-care ritual. I recommend meditation, or something like yoga.
- Best piece of advice you’ve ever received: If it smells funny, don’t eat it.
Links to Connect With Dan
- Website: www.thezenteacher.com
- Twitter: @thezenteacher
- Facebook Page: The Zen Teacher (page) and The Zen Teacher (group)
- Instagram: @zenteacher
- YouTube: The Zen Teacher
- The Zen Teacher: Creating Focus, Simplicity, and Tranquility in the Classroom
- Sanctuaries: Self-Care Secrets for Stressed Out Teachers