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Teach4Endurance

Teach4Endurance

By Brian Dalton

The Teach4Endurance podcast focuses on strategies to build endurance and resilience; the ability to survive the swim, bike, and run in the classroom and in life.
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Throttled
Throttled
Taking a different route with this episode. The world and its current dilemma (Covid-19) is our ultimate classroom setting. With that notion, it's easy to look at only what's in front of you. However, that's not what's going to knock you on your butt. Those come from peripherals. It's the things to the right, left, above, and under that will throttle you if you don't keep an eye out. Note: The intro/outro/backing track is a composition of mine titled Victorious.
12:31
June 12, 2022
Don't Forget You
Don't Forget You
Even when times are normal, which at the moment, they are certainly not, it's easy to rush through your routines without giving yourself a second thought. To be the best to those around you, you have to give yourself some much needed attention, as well. Note: The intro/outro/backing track is a composition of mine titled Tunnels.
09:18
June 12, 2022
Time Is Never On My Side
Time Is Never On My Side
Time is never on any of our sides. Heck, we truly don't even know what "time" is. What we do figure out is that it is quite the precious resource; and like many resources, we wish we had more of it. Time to get crafty with our time both in training and in the work environment. Note: The intro/outro/backing track is a composition of mine titled Footsteps.
11:15
June 12, 2022
My Life. My Destiny. My Choice. Thanks.
My Life. My Destiny. My Choice. Thanks.
Just as I chart my own path to my racing goals and their ultimate destinations, I'd love the powers that be in education to allow the same latitude in our own development as educators. Big Brother hover tactics rarely produce enduring positive growth. Note: The intro/outro/backing track is a composition of mine titled Reach.
07:56
June 12, 2022
It's Not Rocket Science
It's Not Rocket Science
Guess what . . . I'm not a physicist. That being the case, why in the heck would I try to make my workday or racing experiences? Life can be hard enough. Therefore, keep things simple and relaxed and ask yourself . . . "Why so serious?" Thanks Joker! Note: The intro/outro/backing track is a composition of mine titled Echoes.
07:48
June 12, 2022
What If?
What If?
I'm not a big fan of hypotheticals. I'd rather just go experience or learn something to get the answers, rather than asking "what if" all my life, while never getting very far. If you're going to play the "what if" game, answer your question and be proactive in a solution or a desired outcome. Note: The intro/outro/backing track is a composition of mine titled Let It Ring.
13:08
June 12, 2022
Secrets
Secrets
This "secret" has served me not only in endurance racing, but in the classroom as an educator, as well. By keeping four specific things in mind, I'm able to survive both 100's of miles during a race, or the 9 months in a typical school year. Note: The intro/outro/backing track is a composition of mine titled Whisper. Spotify Listen: My song, "Willow Breeze" is the perfect complimentary track for this episode. It may seem odd, but I believe nature talks to us everyday sharing her secrets. Whether we listen or not is a different story.
07:13
June 12, 2022
No Return to Syndication
No Return to Syndication
No Return to Syndication discusses how I view the time we have here on Earth, what we do with that time, and the time I'm honored to have with my students. It's imperative to make it count. We only get one shot! Note: The intro/outro/backing track is a composition of mine titled Dirt. Spotify Listen: My song, "It Won't Be Long" is the perfect complimentary track for this episode. The sooner we realize that it certainly won't be long, the sooner we can begin to truly live our lives!
06:28
June 12, 2022
Overstimulation Theory
Overstimulation Theory
Overstimulation Theory reflects on how too much of anything is not necessarily a good thing. Just as I can become too attached to technology while training or racing, the same can be said for our children in the classroom. There's no doubt that technical advancements have numerous benefits. We just need to make sure that we don't allow technology to overshadow humanities need to truly connect, while learning to live, learn and love together. Note: The intro/outro/backing track is a composition of mine titled Propaganda. Spotify Listen: My song, "It's Complicated" is the perfect complimentary track for this episode. In a world so hell-bent on technology, it can be very complicated to set it aside. 
13:08
June 12, 2022
No Direction
No Direction
I approach teaching in the same manner that I conduct my training sessions for Ironman racing. I really don't have a direction. I have an end goal, but how I get there is anyone's guess:) In reality, we can plan all we want, and then . . . life lets you know that you control nothing; thereby, hold on for the ride. Note: The intro/outro/backing track is a composition of mine titled Riptide. Spotify Listen: My song, "Soul Searching" is the perfect complimentary track for this episode. To trust yourself enough to "drop the GPS" requires some reflective soul searching. 
09:05
June 12, 2022