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The Wellness Space

The Wellness Space

By Errica Dotson Hooper
The Wellness Space Podcast, hosted by Errica Dotson-Hooper, was designed to be a safe place in which to address the pressing social emotional and mental health needs of educators. Dotson-Hooper is the Manager of The Teaching & Learning Center of The Harris County Department of Education, Houston, TX. Each Friday, a new power packed episode will be available, that promises to inform, inspire and empower. Thank you for listening!
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Episode 1: The Best of The Wellness Space So Far
In this episode, Errica highlights a few of the most powerful gems shared in Season 1. 
49:35
October 16, 2020
Episode 11: *SEASON FINALE* When The Work Hurts: Creating Healthy Boundaries to Prevent Burnout with Cassandra D. Jones
In this episode, Errica chats with equity advocate, Cassandra Jones, on how to set healthy boundaries to prevent burnout. AD: As we continue to educate students in the midst of a global pandemic, campus leaders are searching for the most effective ways to meet the social emotional and mental health needs of their teams. In response, The Harris County Department of Education has launched, Connection Matters, our new SEL PD Workshop Series. If you have any questions or would like to schedule a consult, please send an email to edotson-hooper@hcde-texas.org or connect with me on Twitter at @ErricaDH.
1:05:26
August 28, 2020
Episode 10: Love Teach: Real Stories & Honest Advice to Keep Teachers from Crying Under Their Desks” with Kelly Treleaven
In this episode, Errica chats with teacher, blogger and author, Kelly Treleaven about her latest book. AD: As we continue to educate students in the midst of a global pandemic, campus leaders are searching for the most effective ways to meet the social emotional and mental health needs of their teams. In response, The Harris County Department of Education has launched, Connection Matters, our new SEL PD Workshop Series. If you have any questions or would like to schedule a consult, please send an email to edotson-hooper@hcde-texas.org or connect with me on Twitter at @ErricaDH.
39:02
August 21, 2020
Episode 9: Educational Equity with Celeste M. Barretto
On this episode, Errica chats with Celeste M. Barretto on how her passion for creating equitable spaces for all children is igniting change in Texas public schools.  AD: As we continue to educate students in the midst of a global pandemic, campus leaders are searching for the most effective ways to meet the social emotional and mental health needs of their teams. In response, The Harris County Department of Education has launched, Connection Matters, our new SEL PD Workshop Series. If you have any questions or would like to schedule a consult, please send an email to edotson-hooper@hcde-texas.org or connect with me on Twitter at @ErricaDH.
1:02:33
August 14, 2020
Episode 8: How I Survived My First Year as a Principal with Margarita Tovar
In this episode, Errica chats with Principal Margarita Tovar about the tests and triumphs of her first year as an elementary campus leader.  AD: As we continue to educate students in the midst of a global pandemic, campus leaders are searching for the most effective ways to meet the social emotional and mental health needs of their teams. In response, The Harris County Department of Education has launched, Connection Matters, our new SEL PD Workshop Series. If you have any questions or would like to schedule a consult, please send an email to edotson-hooper@hcde-texas.org or connect with me on Twitter at @ErricaDH.
51:30
August 7, 2020
Episode 7: How I Survived My First Year of Teaching with Bria Williams
In this episode, Errica chats with first year teacher, Bria Williams, about the highs, lows and lessons learned of her first year as an educator. 
46:02
July 31, 2020
Episode 6: Transformative Teaching with Dr. Shaun Woodly
In this episode, Errica chats with Dr. Shaun Woodly of Teach Hustle Inspire about the power of transformative teaching.
42:51
July 24, 2020
Episode 5: Creating Equitable Educational Spaces for African American Boys
In this episode, Errica chats with Desmond Williams of Nylinka School Solutions about creating equitable learning spaces for black boys in America.
55:29
July 17, 2020
Episode 4: Leading Empathically with Principal LaDon Ward
In this episode, Errica chats with Principal LaDon Ward about how showing kindness and empathy has transformed her campus.
58:08
July 10, 2020
Episode 3: The Power of Positivity with Niki Spears
In this episode, Errica chats with Niki Spears, Co-Founder of The Energy Bus for Schools Leadership Journey, on how the power of positivity can transform school culture.
43:56
July 3, 2020
Episode 2: Teacher Resilience: The Power of Presence with LaVondia Alexander Menephee
In this episode, Errica discusses self care best practices for teachers and leaders with Lavondia Alexander Menephee of Pheenomenal Coaching.
58:10
June 26, 2020
Episode 1: Healthy Practices for Managing Anxiety with Dr. Yvette Drake
In this episode, Errica talks with Pediatric and Adult Psychiatrist, Dr. Yvette Drake about managing anxiety in adults and children.
50:00
June 19, 2020
Welcome to The Wellness Space
In this brief introductory episode, Errica sets the intention for The Wellness Space podcast and shares what to expect each week.
05:31
June 9, 2020
The Wellness Space Podcast
The Wellness Space Podcast, hosted by Errica Dotson-Hooper, was designed to be a safe place in which to address the pressing social emotional and mental health needs of educators. Dotson-Hooper is the Manager of The Teaching & Learning Center of The Harris County Department of Education, Houston, TX. Each Friday, a new power packed episode will be available, that promises to inform, inspire and empower. Thank you for listening!
00:51
March 25, 2020