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TBE #055: Focusing on Student Needs before Academics with Jen Kreitz

Today on The Balanced Educator Podcast, we’re talking with Jen Kreitz, a K-4 resource teacher and also an Educalme ambassador.

Jen talks about how her Masters of Education and where she started and how it involved into a focus in Special Education.

We chat about the importance of focusing on the social-emotional needs of our students before teaching them things like literacy and numeracy.

Jen talks about why mindfulness is an awesome tool for the classroom and how it can help our kiddos with academic success.

She shares about how she implements mindfulness in her school as a resource teacher.

We talk about how to respond when a child is in the red zone.

Show notes

Connect with Jen on Instagram @teacherjenk204 or email her at

To find out the info and to register for our in-person workshop on April 25th, 2019 in Winnipeg: 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

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