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Teach Happier! Small shifts. Big gifts.

Teach Happier! Small shifts. Big gifts.

By Suzanne Dailey

This weekly podcast is designed to help anyone working in schools incorporate small shifts. These small shifts, practiced over time, will make a positive impact in school AND at home. In these 5 minute episodes, Suzanne will share a little story and invite listeners to incorporate a small shift in their upcoming week. At the end of the week, listeners can reflect to see if it increased their happiness at home or at school.
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Small Shifts for a Short Week
Small Shifts for a Short Week
In this episode, we learn 2 small shifts in action that help calm our hurried minds - palms up and the doublet breath. Preorder link to Teach Happier this School Year: https://a.co/d/63KqkVG
04:46
November 20, 2022
Gratitude for YOU!
Gratitude for YOU!
In this episode, we give thanks for the unique way we show up in the world at home or at school. If you’re interested in taking the free character strength survey mentioned in the podcast, here is the link: https://www.viacharacter.org Preorder link for the Teach Happier book (January 2023): https://www.ascd.org/books/teach-happier-this-school-year?variant=123027
07:21
November 13, 2022
Gratitude Visit
Gratitude Visit
As we near Thanksgiving, we continue to look closely at gratitude and learn how to create and deliver a “Gratitude Visit” Pre-order link to Teach Happier this School Year: https://www.ascd.org/books/teach-happier-this-school-year?variant=123027
06:32
November 06, 2022
The Power of Quiet Thanks
The Power of Quiet Thanks
During this season of gratitude and abundance, we are invited to quietly express thanks to those who contribute to our happiness at work and at home. preorder link to Teach Happier this School Year: 40 Weeks of Inspiration & Reflection https://www.ascd.org/books/teach-happier-this-school-year?variant=123027
05:05
November 01, 2022
A Small Shift to our List
A Small Shift to our List
In this episode, we consider creating a list of things that make us feel steady, and access that list when we need to feel a greater sense of contentment or alignment. **preorder link to Teach Happier this School Year: 40 Weeks of Inspiration & Reflection https://www.ascd.org/books/teach-happier-this-school-year?variant=123027
06:44
October 30, 2022
Take Care of Tomorrow’s You TODAY
Take Care of Tomorrow’s You TODAY
In this episode, we consider small shifts in actions we can do today that will help us feel cared for tomorrow.
06:19
October 23, 2022
The Happiness Curve
The Happiness Curve
In this episode, we learn more about the happiness curve and consider what practice we can lean into a little more that will help us during this busy season of our lives.
05:39
October 16, 2022
Brighten Your Corner
Brighten Your Corner
In this episode, we learn the same lesson from a real life friend and a fictitious TV character that invites us to brighten our tiny corner of the world.
06:54
October 09, 2022
What’s in your Diet?
What’s in your Diet?
In this bonus episode, we consider what is in our media diet and how that impacts our overall happiness.
03:45
October 02, 2022
Level Up Gratitude!
Level Up Gratitude!
Positive psychologists overwhelmingly agree that gratitude is the most impactful happiness practice. In this episode, we learn 3 easy ways to “level up” our gratitude routine.
07:26
September 25, 2022
Close the Loop
Close the Loop
In this episode, we learn a simple shift in thought that can help us as we move through our days.
06:01
September 18, 2022
Let’s be Trees this School Year
Let’s be Trees this School Year
In this first episode of season three, we consider the metaphor of tree root systems and how that can positively impact our collegial relationships in school.
07:01
September 11, 2022
What IS
What IS
In this bonus episode, we learn how to level up the previously shared strategy of “even if” to “what IS”
05:59
September 01, 2022
Let’s Recombobulate
Let’s Recombobulate
In this bonus episode, we learn more about the definition of recombobulate and how that can help us begin the upcoming school year as healthy, happy and whole as possible.
08:51
August 01, 2022
Savor the Saturday of Summer
Savor the Saturday of Summer
In this bonus episode, we are invited to savor July, the Saturday of Summer and recognize how things are working out for us.
07:00
July 01, 2022
Let’s Talk Behind Their Backs
Let’s Talk Behind Their Backs
In this episode, we are invited to talk behind peoples back‘s to share words of truth, kindness and gratitude.
04:21
June 01, 2022
That’s a Wrap on Season 2!
That’s a Wrap on Season 2!
In this final episode of season 2, we will review some of our takeaways and hear a note of gratitude to the listeners in the Teach Happier community.
03:33
May 22, 2022
Imagine That
Imagine That
In this episode, we explore our prize for going through something challenging and a small language move that can help us support others who are in a hard season.
06:27
May 15, 2022
Weak Ties Make us Stronger
Weak Ties Make us Stronger
In this episode, we learn how the many weak ties make us stronger and add to our overall happiness and connection.
05:60
May 08, 2022
Here Comes the Sun
Here Comes the Sun
In this episode, we are invited to help those we care for feel a little more warm, safe and supported.
05:29
May 01, 2022
It’s Nice to Point to Others
It’s Nice to Point to Others
In this episode, we are invited to acknowledge those who have positively contributed to our happiness and success the school year.
04:23
April 24, 2022
What’s Your Availability?
What’s Your Availability?
In this episode, we consider what a modification in a work out can teach us about modifying responsibilities at work and at home.
04:07
April 10, 2022
Luck and Happiness
Luck and Happiness
In this episode, we evaluate the connection between feeling lucky and experiencing happiness. This episode is sponsored by EmpowerEDU. To learn more about their teacher retreats, go to teacherbeachretreat.splashthat.com or teacherpoconoretrat.splashthat.com Use teachhappier20 coupon code for a 20% discount.
07:55
April 03, 2022
Emotional Equity
Emotional Equity
In this episode, we learn three small shifts in thoughts and language that help us take some emotion out of a situation and approach it logically. This episode is sponsored by EmpowerEDU. To learn more about their teacher retreats, go to teacherbeachretreat.splashthat.com or teacherpoconoretrat.splashthat.com Use teachhappier20 coupon code for a 20% discount.
06:32
March 27, 2022
Lessons from the Barn
Lessons from the Barn
In this episode, we make a metaphor to horseback riding and choosing we are to focus our time and energy. This episode is sponsored by Empower EDU. Check out upcoming events at http://teacherbeachretreat.splashthat.com/ or http://teacherpoconoretrat.splashthat.com/ and use code TEACHHAPPIER20 to receive 20% off!
04:26
March 20, 2022
Minutes & Moments
Minutes & Moments
In this episode, we dig deep into Kate Bowler’s idea of minutes and moments.
05:08
March 13, 2022
Vacation Mode…today!
Vacation Mode…today!
In this episode, we unpack the wisdom of Nedra Tawwab to learn the difference between self-care and after care.
06:10
March 06, 2022
Plan Happier
Plan Happier
In this episode, we are invited to look at our upcoming work week in a way that helps us feel accomplished and aligned.
05:00
February 27, 2022
Align Your Stars
Align Your Stars
In this 50th episode, we are invited to shift from waiting for the universe to align the stars, and align them ourselves.
05:23
February 20, 2022
Grown-Ups Just Want to have Fun
Grown-Ups Just Want to have Fun
In this episode, we are invited to make space for fun in our busy lives as responsible, productive adults.
06:01
February 13, 2022
Celebrate Love. Celebrate YOU.
Celebrate Love. Celebrate YOU.
As we gear up to celebrate Valentine’s Day and those we love, we consider how we can celebrate how we show up in the world for ourselves and others.
03:27
February 06, 2022
Be a Base AND a Flyer
Be a Base AND a Flyer
In this episode, we consider our role and when it needs to shift to become interdependent with others at work and at home.
07:03
January 30, 2022
Crack The Door Open
Crack The Door Open
In this episode, we consider how the smallest shifts in thoughts, language and actions can have the biggest impact in our personal and professional lives.
07:00
January 23, 2022
Good Enough Go
Good Enough Go
In this episode, we learn how the phrase, “Good Enough Go” can help us personally & professionally.
05:22
January 16, 2022
Toxic Productivity (yes, it’s a thing!)
Toxic Productivity (yes, it’s a thing!)
In this bonus episode, we learn about toxic productivity and what we can do when we find ourselves in that unhealthy space.
06:14
January 09, 2022
Reflections from 2021
Reflections from 2021
In this episode, we review the nine most popular episodes of the Teach Happier podcast as we prepare to enter 2022 as aligned, content and balanced as possible.
06:44
December 19, 2021
Lower the Bar
Lower the Bar
In this episode, we are given permission to lower the bar so we can clear it! Links to lessons: suzannedailey.com/lessons Follow Suzanne or Rob Dunlop for the Happiness Advent Calendar link!
06:05
December 12, 2021
Be a Part of Your Own Rescue
Be a Part of Your Own Rescue
In this episode, we are reminded to be a part of our own rescue when overwhelmed with responsibilities at work or at home.
06:05
December 05, 2021
Rest Happier
Rest Happier
In this bonus episode, we learn about the seven types of rest so we can prioritize our time in the upcoming winter break.
08:17
December 01, 2021
Honor your Boundaries!
Honor your Boundaries!
In this episode, we are given the invitation to not only set boundaries, but prioritize honoring them as well.
04:35
November 28, 2021
Give them Something Good this Thanksgiving
Give them Something Good this Thanksgiving
In this episode, we learn three quick resources that can help us infuse some happiness in our upcoming Thanksgiving gatherings with family and friends.
03:55
November 21, 2021
Choose Your Hard.
Choose Your Hard.
In this episode, we learn how to discern where to put our energy so we have the best chance at increasing our baseline levels of happiness.
04:47
November 14, 2021
What’s The Story?
What’s The Story?
In this episode, we are invited to ask a few more questions with those we care about to better understand their story and ultimately feel more connected.
04:41
November 07, 2021
Universal Practices that Increase Happiness
Universal Practices that Increase Happiness
In this episode, we learn about nine universal practices that increase our happiness according to positive psychology.
10:06
October 31, 2021
For Right Now
For Right Now
In this episode, we learn the impact of adding the phrase, “for right now“ when describing our emotions.
04:27
October 24, 2021
Stay In Your Comfort Zone
Stay In Your Comfort Zone
In this episode, we consider the value of staying IN our comfort zone during overwhelming times.
05:30
October 17, 2021
The Most Impactful 10 Seconds of the Day
The Most Impactful 10 Seconds of the Day
In this episode, we learn a 10 second strategy that can be life-giving to our minds and hearts.
05:11
October 10, 2021
Leave Some Room for the Magic
Leave Some Room for the Magic
In this episode, we hear a story that encourages us to leave a little room for the magic in our lesson plans.
04:30
October 03, 2021
Bonus Episode: Reverse the Golden Rule
Bonus Episode: Reverse the Golden Rule
This episode explores the idea of self compassion and how it can help us at work and at home.
04:40
October 01, 2021
Tantrum Recovery
Tantrum Recovery
In this episode, we are given three simple strategies to help us recover from a mistake we made either personally or professionally.
07:26
September 26, 2021
You are not a Strawberry
You are not a Strawberry
In this episode, we prioritize our healthy relationships at work and at home.
05:59
September 19, 2021
Adult Happier
Adult Happier
In this episode, we learn how to infuse a little bit of happiness into our Munding tasks at work and at home.
05:05
September 12, 2021
We will be Remembered for the way We Love
We will be Remembered for the way We Love
In this first episode of season 2, we consider the love we will bring into this upcoming school year.
07:07
September 05, 2021
Shifting to Satisfaction
Shifting to Satisfaction
In this bonus episode, we learn how to enter our school year in a realistic, healthy headspace and heartspace.
03:48
September 01, 2021
Summer Stillness
Summer Stillness
In this final episode of the season, we learn the importance of prioritizing stillness during our upcoming summer.
05:21
May 30, 2021
The Secret of Life
The Secret of Life
In this episode, we learned the secret of life according to Ralph and Beverly Olney.
05:56
May 23, 2021
Love Lives Here
Love Lives Here
In this episode, we are invited to be sure our students feel loved in the final weeks of school.
05:29
May 16, 2021
Powerful Passwords
Powerful Passwords
In this episode, we consider how a small revision to our computer passwords can serve as a reminder to live like rational optimists
04:50
May 09, 2021
Total Phone Makeover
Total Phone Makeover
In this episode, we learn 5 small shifts we can do with our phones that will help increase our happiness.
09:53
May 02, 2021
Find the Good Old Days. Today.
Find the Good Old Days. Today.
In this episode, we learn how to scan for the good and recognize days that we will look back on with happiness and gratitude.
06:01
April 25, 2021
The 4th Quarter is Ours
The 4th Quarter is Ours
How do we enter the 4th quarter of the school year with the energy and optimism we started with? Tune into this 5 min episode to find out
05:21
April 18, 2021
Let’s Reflect!
Let’s Reflect!
In this episode, we will quickly recap the lessons we’ve learned in the past 10 weeks. We will reflect to see which small shifts have significantly increased our happiness at work and at home.
06:38
April 11, 2021
Cheers!
Cheers!
In this 3 minute episode, we hear a quick story about how we can notice and celebrate the good things in our lives.
04:24
April 04, 2021
Inspire Serendipity
Inspire Serendipity
In this bonus episode, we hear 4 short stories that inspire us to consider the impact when we tuck love into the mundane moments of our school day.
07:09
April 02, 2021
You are HERE
You are HERE
In this episode we learn how to shift our thinking to help us be as present as possible, which increases our sense of purpose and happiness.
06:12
March 28, 2021
Universally Loved
Universally Loved
In this episode, we are invited to notice the many ways the universe cares for us as we move through our days.
04:52
March 21, 2021
Yes, thank you.
Yes, thank you.
In this episode, we learn how to receive help when we need it most.
07:48
March 14, 2021
Weekend Happier!
Weekend Happier!
In this episode, we learn how to proactively plan for time & space during the weekend so we can feel restored when we return to school Monday.
07:00
March 07, 2021
Tis the Season
Tis the Season
In this bonus episode, we learn how to process this challenging time in education as a rational optimist.
05:10
March 01, 2021
Wake up for bedtime
Wake up for bedtime
In this episode, we learn a small shift that helps frame our day anchored in a bedtime goal.
06:53
February 28, 2021
What’s Next?
What’s Next?
In this 5 minute episode, we will learn a practice that immediately increases our happiness during a tiring or overwhelming moment in our day.
04:51
February 21, 2021
Feeling Stuck? Start Here.
Feeling Stuck? Start Here.
In this episode, we learn more about the fastest way to boost our own happiness- by boosting the happiness of those around us!
07:03
February 14, 2021
Teacher to-dos
Teacher to-dos
In this episode we learn 3 strategies that help us feel accomplished when tackling our teacher to-dos. We also take a moment to celebrate some of these lessons entering the classroom!
08:52
February 07, 2021
Mind Your Own Business
Mind Your Own Business
In this five minute episode, we learn how to mind our own business in efforts to protect our headspace and heartspace.
05:35
February 01, 2021
Time to Reflect
Time to Reflect
In this episode, we take a moment to reflect on what we’ve learned in the past 2 months and consider what is making a positive impact at work or at home.
08:52
January 31, 2021
Win Today
Win Today
In this episode, we envision how to define success as we move throughout our day.
05:22
January 24, 2021
Just Say No
Just Say No
This episode shares how to clear some space in our hearts and heads when we feel overwhelmed helping others.
04:32
January 17, 2021
Use it all up!
Use it all up!
This 4 minute episode will share the small shift to “use it all up” when we need a little adjustment to our outlook.
04:26
January 10, 2021
What Could Go Right?
What Could Go Right?
In this episode, we learn how our perspective and perception can be impacted by asking, “What could go right?”
06:08
January 03, 2021
BONUS EPISODE #2: Be Like Beverly
BONUS EPISODE #2: Be Like Beverly
New year new you? Nah. Let’s just try to be a bit more like Beverly and see how that increases our happiness in this new year.
06:16
January 01, 2021
Holiday Hello from Suzanne!
Holiday Hello from Suzanne!
This is just a quick holiday hello that gives us something to think about as we continue to invest in our happiness in 2021.
04:04
December 27, 2020
December is the new August
December is the new August
This episode will share strategies to reclaim our sunny August selves in the cold month of December.
06:11
December 20, 2020
Find Your Keys. Find Your Happiness.
Find Your Keys. Find Your Happiness.
This episode helps us examine our life and prioritize what contributes to our overall happiness.
05:28
December 13, 2020
Do Less. Better.
Do Less. Better.
In this episode, we consider the commitments, decisions and tasks that are on our plate and consider what stays on and what comes off.
05:24
December 06, 2020
BONUS EPISODE #1! EVEN if...
BONUS EPISODE #1! EVEN if...
This is our first BONUS EPISODE! Suzanne reads her monthly blog post from the Teach Better site. In this episode, she shares a small language shift that can help us when we are losing control in our personal or professional lives.
04:44
December 01, 2020
Act the Way You Want to Feel
Act the Way You Want to Feel
This 5 minute episode will invite a shift that takes 5 seconds or less!
06:01
November 29, 2020
Welcome to the Teach Happier Podcast!
Welcome to the Teach Happier Podcast!
This is a podcast for anyone who works in schools! This introduction provides an overview how this weekly podcast can help infuse happiness in your life at work and at home - in 5 minutes or less!
01:40
November 22, 2020