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Author: Julie Sochacki

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The Resilient Teacher Project: thirty minutes or less on-the-go professional development segments intended to inspire and empower busy educators. Go to
38 Episodes
Welcome to the new school year! Begin this year by creating a foundational self-care plan that will increase your wellness and energy level. Start today!
Julie leads listeners through a self-care challenge for mind, body and spirit.
Julie leads listeners through a self-care challenge for mind, body and spirit. Veggie recipes:
Julie shares three non-negotiable areas for wellness and a simple strategy that will create more space in your week.
Julie leads listeners through self-care practices to nourish their bodies, minds and spirits throughout December. Simple, self-care, micro-practices: 134 self-care activities Find more time for you
Dr. Sarah Hart joins Julie to share her wisdom and shift our perspective on special education practices. Behind The Shortage Of Special Ed Teachers: Long Hours, Crushing Paperwork by Lee Hale:
While teachers need to exhibit strong foundational dispositions, they also need to move beyond these to create classrooms filled with empathy, kindness, and compassion. Top Qualities of Effective Teachers Jesse Lewis Choose Love Movement
Julie sets forth foundational self-care practices for teachers. Show Notes: Recipe for energy balls: Blog: Three Course Meal in the Classroom: My favorite soup: Crock pot chicken soup: Elena Aguilar’s article: Getting mindful about breathing:
Julie shares some ideas regarding initiations, closures, routines, and transitions. For more on initiations/closures: For more on transitions:
Julie answers the questions: How can we make sense of the practices that our global digital learners--our students--need to be experiencing in the classroom? And how do these practices align to the framework of Bloom’s taxonomy? More about critical thinking verbs: More about learning by doing by Ron Berger:
Listen to Julie's take aways from Dr. Maria Sirois' cutting edge workshop on resilience and self-care.
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The Four Agreements

The Four Agreements


Julie encourages educators to integrate Don Miguel Ruiz's The Four Agreements both in and out of the classroom. Go to for more!
A third year resilient teacher shares her wisdom and insights.
Nicole Martone, ELA Department Head at Danbury High School in Connecticut, joins Julie in a discussion about making connections and building relationships with colleagues and students.
Episode 1: Welcome!

Episode 1: Welcome!


University of Hartford clinical professor Julie Sochacki introduces and welcomes teachers to the Resilient Teacher Project, podcast episodes that serve as on-the-go professional development for busy educators.
Dr. Janet Parlato, current principal of Watertown High School in Watertown, CT, shares intentional practices that have inspired her teachers. Janet's step-by-step suggestions can easily be implemented in any K-12 school. Find Janet's ideas in more detail, the 2020 Holiday Checklist, and inspiration in your inbox at Leader Shift by John Maxwell The Culture Code by Daniel Coyle Keep Moving by Maggie Smith GMorning, GNight!: Little Pep Talks for You and Me by Lin Manuel Miranda Strengths Inventory Connor Davidson Resilience Scale
Julie dives into the teachings of don Miguel Ruiz's The Four Agreements: A Practical Guide to Personal Freedom (A Toltec Wisdom Book). These practices will bring more freedom, ease, empowerment and truth-telling into your life. It's a perfect time to adopt this wisdom as you balance your teaching with your personal life and world events.  If you want inspiration for teachers in your inbox, go to
Julie shares four pivotal stories from her life when she took the leap outside of her comfort zone and what each one had in common. If you are trying to identify your life's purpose, this is a must listen! Have a question about finding your purpose? Email Julie: (find your purpose, teachers making changes, reinvent yourself, what do I do next)
Recipes from today's chat: Grilled Zucchini and Peach Salad Lemony, Addictive Kale Chips! Green Goddess Pizza Go-to Green Smoothie
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