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TBE #039: Growth Mindset and Flow for Kids with Author Catherine Greer

In this episode of The Balanced Educator podcast, we are chatting with Catherine Greer, the author of the amazing book, Jacaranda Snow, on growth mindset and flow for kids.

Catherine Greer is a Canadian-Australian author, writing coach and happiness blogger. She holds a Bachelor of Arts Honours degree and a Master’s degree in English, and loves to write, teach and inspire.

Her debut thriller set in Sydney – Love Lie Repeat – will be published by Penguin Random House in March 2019. Her growth mindset picture book, Jacaranda Snow (Wombat Books), will launch in September 2018.

Previously, Catherine collaborated on Choosing Happiness, an award-winning non-fiction book available worldwide. Today she blogs at giving readers around the world a little slice of happiness.

Catherine also helps aspiring new writers with their books in her online course, WRITE YOUR BOOK THIS YEAR.

With a unique mix of Canadian optimism and Australian savvy, Catherine loves connecting with people and sharing her wisdom about writing and life.

She lives in Sydney with her husband, two teenage sons, and a fluffy fur-baby named Holly Golightly.

Catherine gives the story of Jacaranda Snow and how the story came to be.

She talks about the flowyness and magical unfolding of the creation process of the book, from the story to the publisher to having a composer create a piece of music to go with the book to the illustrator to working with us.

We talk about the Jacaranda Snow Educalme lesson – Yes, we created a lesson and resource toolkit for this book – and it’s free!

Catherine talks about growth mindset and how Jacaranda Snow teaches children about having a growth mindset.

Catherine talks about how working from a place of joy is so important and how Jacaranda Snow teaches this to children.


You can find Catherine and her offerings (Happiness Blog, Jacaranda Snow, Love Lie Repeat, etc.) at

Follow Catherine on Instagram @catherinegreersydney

To access the Jacaranda Snow Lesson & Resource Toolkit made by Educalme:

To find out the info and to register for our in-person workshop on November 9th: Educalme Classroom – Professional Development Workshop

Access Educalme’s free resources when you enroll in the following course: The Balanced Educator Free Resources

To subscribe to our mailing list: Receive Happy Mindset Monday emails!

Check out our online mindfulness curriculum for the classroom: Educalme Classroom

Growth Mindset and Flow for Kids with Author Catherine Greer:

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