Episode 23: Connected Heart and Brain

Little Things are Big Things Education
Little Things are Big Things Education
Episode 23: Connected Heart and Brain

Season 1, Episode 23.

Welcome to Little Things are Big Things Education with K-Dub and T-Free. I’m Tim Freeburg, I teach high school math in Bowling Green, KY and am working on my 7th year of teaching in the classroom. In addition, I have facilitated social and emotional learning workshops around the country for 2 years with a group called Challenge Day. And I am David Kilpatrick-White. I have taught both middle school and high school social studies and am working through my 10th year. I also have coached primarily football, soccer and track  over the past 20 years. I have been both a head coach and a department head. We both want to welcome you to a conversation about how valuable relationship building is with our students in the classroom. We will cover topics like; connection activities, how relationships can be used to encourage student growth, and sharing our favorite memories from teaching. Everything we have accomplished in our classrooms goes back to the relationships we build with our students and is totally replicable. Feel free to use, share, adapt everything we provide here. And if you would like to go even deeper, we would love to have you join our Live Monthly Group, called the “Teacher Vault,” where we go live, with you, every month for an hour and deep dive into the latest research and tools available for you to use in your classroom and connect with students. You will also have access to teacher resources we have created and use in our classrooms. Now, without further ado, let’s get on to this week’s episode.

Welcome back to Little Big Ed as we dive into Heart Intelligence Week and this week’s connection activity. This is one of those that I will use my ninja skills (or as Dave calls them, Jedi mind tricks) to teach this skill and practice to my students. More often than not, I will bring this up individually with students when I see them reaching very stress, panicked, and/or anxious states. Especially around testing. I remind them that they have been in class, they have been engaged, and they know more than they think they do, IF they can get out of their head and into their heart. Then, I will guide you through a meditation designed to get you into your heart so that you can help yourself stay in a Peak State and maximize your creativity and compassion. I’m excited to serve you this week and appreciate you being a part of our journey.

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Until next week,

“Remember to always learn in a Peak State.” ~ T-Free


“Make it a great day!” ~ K-Dub. __________________________________________________________________________

Big thank you and shout out to the artist that is providing today’s intro music! Check ’em out!

MUSIC LINK Give by Silent Partner https://youtu.be/KGE5ZoafsY8


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