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215: Bonus Edition- Interview with Kristin McKeown

Kristin McKeown is a mindfulness teacher, educational consultant, and coach. She helps educators integrate meditation and mindfulness into their daily lives so they can be at their best for their students, colleagues, and families. As founder and CEO of TeachingBalance, Kristin integrates her experience as a meditation teacher with her 25 years in public education to offer straightforward strategies, humor, and encouragement for teachers ready to prioritize their self-care.

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always a lesson podcast with Kristin McKeownmQuotables

  • The reluctant readers were the ones where, if I could just find that book, I just loved turning them on to reading for fun and showing them that there were so many books out there that they didn’t even know about that are accessible and that were going to engage them in a way that, for whatever reason, reading hadn’t prior.
  • I think there is something to be said for just savoring any kind words or feedback that any of your students or colleagues can ever give to you.
  • Be very kind and accepting and compassionate towards yourself in whatever is going on for yourself.
  • Slow down and give yourself a rest. We all know what it is like to come back after summer and you are so well rested and so energized and so ready to go. Are there ways that you can build that in?

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