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Brewing Wellness Podcast

Season 1

Episode 5 -

Mindfulness and Compassion with Kristin Westbrook, the founder of Calm City Meditation and certified meditation teacher. Kristin outlines three meditation techniques that can help educators relieve stress and maintain a sense of calm throughout the day: a body scan, a mindfulness meditation and a loving kindness meditation. For more information about Calm City Meditation Station visit

Episode 4 -

10 Ways to Eat Healthier With Limited Time with Meredith Price, a Brooklyn-based Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN). Meredith provides her top 10 strategies for eating well when you have limited time during the work week. To learn more about Meredith and some of the websites she utilizes, please visit:,,,

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Creating Safe, Welcoming and Inclusive Schools for ALL of Our Students, Families and Staff with Mitch Klages-Bombich, M.S. Ed., PLC Professional Development Coordinator. In this podcast, Mitch discusses the importance of embracing family diversity, creating LGBTQ and gender-inclusive schools and classrooms, and an overview of NYCDOE guidelines supporting transgender and non-binary students.

Episode 2 -

Time Management: How Can I Get it All Done? with Gisele Noisy- McBride, UFT Teacher Center Field Staff. In this podcast, Gisele outlines 3 simple, realistic strategies for effectively managing time and balancing tasks that arise during your workday.

Episode 1 -

Hi everyone, thank you for joining us for this “trailer” of the Classroom Café Podcast, where it’s all about brewing the conversation with New York City public school educators. This podcast is presented by The United Federation of Teachers & the union's Member Assistance Program (MAP). We know you are busy and on the go in your career. But we all experience challenges in our personal and professional lives and need the support of a helping hand from time to time. For UFT members, these stresses can create a perfect storm. For this reason, the UFT Member Assistance Program is excited to bring you this series of well-being podcasts on topics such as Making Classrooms Happy Places, 10 Ways to Eat Healthier with Limited Time, Time Management: Getting It All Done, Mindfulness and Compassion and Creating Safe, Welcoming and Inclusive Schools for ALL of Our Students, Families and Staff.