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Welcome to the Classroom Café podcast series, where it’s all about brewing the conversation with fellow new educators. These special podcasts are brought to you by the UFT and the union’s Member Assistance Program (MAP). May this podcast series inspire you...nourish you...and motivate you.

The full series of "Classroom Café" podcasts is available on iTunes, Spotify, Google Play and SoundCloud.

For more information, contact MAP at mapinfo@uft.org or by telephone at 212-701-9620.

Current episode

Episode 7 -

Making Classrooms Happy Places with Dana Ashley, the director of the UFT Positive Learning Collaborative (PLC), and Miranda Selbst, the PLC restorative practices coordinator and a former high school teacher. In this two-part series, Dana and Miranda discuss elements that can contribute to making a happy classroom, including rituals and best practices to create community in your classroom.

Previous episodes

Episode 6 -

Making Classrooms Happy Places with Dana Ashley, the director of the UFT Positive Learning Collaborative (PLC), and Miranda Selbst, the PLC restorative practices coordinator and a former high school teacher. In this two-part series, Dana and Miranda discuss elements that can contribute to making a happy classroom, including rituals and best practices to create community in your classroom.

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 www.calmcitynyc.com.

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: www.PricelessRD.com, www.101cookbooks.com, www.cookieandkate.com, www.healthyaperture.com

Episode 3 -

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.