The Compassionate Educators Show

The Compassionate Educators Show

For educators and parents who desire to model joy and compassion for their students without sacrificing themselves in the process! Explore simple, yet effective, strategies to create your ideal environment whether in the classroom, at home, online or in nature! Join Marie Kueny, Licensed School counselor and Founder/CEO of Compassionate Educators, as she brings real-life experiences from the classroom and community while interviewing educational thought leaders from around the world to bring you the toolset, skillset, and most importantly the mindset to help you and your students thrive in the modern world of education. Dive deep into topics including: Growth mindset, preventing and reducing burnout and compassion fatigue, trauma-informed education, mindfulness, social emotional learning, equity, project-based learning, radical compassion... and so much more! Enjoy the show!


April 1, 2022 31 mins

The Great Resignation is sweeping industries nationwide, and the field of education has seen the devastating impacts first-hand.  Teachers are leaving the classroom every day to seek other opportunities. Why is this happening and what can be done to support educators to continue in our schools?

Join Lisa Moore, CEO of Success Tangent Consulting and Brainz magazine Executive Contributor, to learn more about improving teache...

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There is one company who is making waves in bringing together social emotional learning in children's homes and schools in a fun and unique way.

Join me as I sit down with Callie Christensen and Kelly Oriard, the creators and CEOs of Slumberkins, who are dedicated to helping families raise caring, confident, and resilient children through affirmations, stories and cuddly creature characters.

This episode is ...

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"We aren't meant to blend in. We are meant to stand out." - Bullseye

Bullseye The Clown may seem like an unlikely bullying expert, but with over 25 years experience navigating around and developing innovative tactics to dealing with bullies, he is a one of a kind force to be reckoned with. 

Bullseye The Clown received his Bachelor of Arts in Comprehensive Theater and Communications from Ashland University. Th...

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As an experienced classroom teacher & former fashion model, Dr. Simone is blazing a trail as a results-driven self-esteem coach. Often coined "The Tony Robbins of Kids," Dr. Simone founded The Self Esteem Doctor Academy to ensure all children, regardless of location or socio-economic status, have access to proven self-esteem building tools that they can understand and apply in their day-to-day lives from childhood to ...

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Want to feel more empowered with your income and investments?

In today's episode, Joseph Okaly, certified financial planner, speaks directly to teachers and answers some of the money questions that I have heard circulating around the teacher's lounge.

How do I budget my income without getting stressed out?
Should I be saving more for retirement or for a new home?
Is real estate a good option for ...

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November 20, 2021 6 mins

We did it!

I am thrilled to bring you a brand new season of The Compassionate Educators Show, full of the inspiration as well as practical ideas for in and outside of the classroom that you have come to love!

So... sit back, pop in those earbuds, and enjoy the journey with us.

Let's change lives together.

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Do you wonder what can be done to support your students with emotional regulation? There are so many ways to support our students' emotional regulation needs through a trauma-informed lens and I discovered an amazing expert who knows exactly what kids need and how to support educators in meeting these needs of emotional regulation. 

Andrea Hanson M.Ed specializes in identifying and resolving complex, compound, and generati...

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"History should be like chocolate." - Lee Wind

In this episode, Lee Wind brings his love for history and his mission to empower LGBTQ+ youth and community to the forefront in this powerful episode of The Compassionate Educators Show.  To serve our students means to create inclusive and safe environments for all youth as well as for adults. Whether you are here because you identify as queer, an ally, or an educato...

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It's time we've had a conversation on The Compassionate Educators Show about Racial Trauma and how it impacts our students.
Join Thea Hunter-Spiekermann and I as we shed light on the difference between racism and discrimination, the multifaceted impact that racial trauma has on every aspect of life, how to challenge our own implicit biases, and ways to support our students within our classrooms and school systems.

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Immigration is a hot topic issue in today's political climate, making it more critical than ever to be aware of how the current key immigration issues can impact our students and their families. In today's episode I speak with Tahmina Watson, a passionate immigration lawyer who gives us very specific ways to support our students and families and create safer and more inclusive environments. As Compassionate Educators, we ...

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If I ask you to think about what veterans and children have in common, you may initially draw a blank.  Looking deeper under the surface, we discover that both veterans and many children are at a high risk for anxiety, sleep disorders, hyper-arousal  and other branches of mental illness often stemming from PTSD (post traumatic stress disorder), whether diagnosed or presenting symptoms sans a diagnosis.

On today's epi...

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Can creating a life of intention, setting boundaries, and living your authentic vision not only bring more joy to your life, but also empower your students? Join Tessa Thompson and I as we explore what life looks like when we working towards our goals inspires others around us. Tessa and I also discuss simple yet effective ways to increase student engagement and holding space for our students to create their own goals and visions.<...

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How do we help students take responsibility in doing the "hard things"? Growth mindset has been a buzz word in education and in parenting for years now, but what does it look like in practical application to learning environments and even at home?

Join me as I sit down with Ava Sharma, communication and mindset coach, as we explore the facets of leadership and growth mindset to support students in reaching their ...

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Does the idea of "going gradeless" give you butterflies? 

Batsheva Frankel, the host of the popular "Overthrowing Education" podcast, longtime educator, speaker and author, and I explore how creative and gradeless assessments are actually the most efficient (and fun!) way to assess students' learning and knowledge. 

In a world where everyone has the demands and burdens of "shoulds/sho...

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Join Nicole McDonald, veteran school social worker, educator and parenting coach, and I as we explore the realities facing teen (and pre-teen) girls that can lead to school difficulties, anxiety, depression, declines in academic achievement and self-harming behaviors as well as disconnect from family and friends.

Learn what teachers, school staff and parents can do to support our students so that they can learn in a safe ...

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How can we improve our children's ability to focus, develop empathy, and increase self-understanding & emotional intelligence... without spending a dime? Join Andrew Jordan Nance, the founder of Mindful Arts San Francisco and author of four Mindfulness books, including the popular Puppy Mind, and I as we take a conversational journey to uncover the richness a mindfulness practice can bring for yourself and your students. <...

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In this episode, I bring you a conversation between Aviva Levin, host of Lesson Impossible, where the tables are turned as Aviva interviews me as the guest on the hot-seat! 

In this powerful episode we discuss letting go of the perfectionist mindset, the Helper's Risk Trifecta, how to improve your own mental wellness, and having an identity outside of the role of teacher (or parent!)

Enjoy the show!


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Welcome to Season 2 of The Compassionate Educators Show! I am thrilled to share new conversations with you as we weave in ways to increase resiliency, reduce the impacts of trauma, discover new ways to be mindful and empower ourselves and our students and children so that we can bring more light and joy into the world. In this episode I take you behind-the-scenes of where I've been the last few months and share with you where ...

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There are ways we can teach students emotional regulation, growth mindset, and empathy while helping them to connect with themselves, and the environment. Join Dr. Julie Leto and I as we have a dynamic conversation about using gardening to help students learn lessons that will be invaluable in school and throughout their life. As Dr. Julie points out, all students are "at-risk", so whether you work with elementary age chi...

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We continue our summer enrichment series with Dr. De Vida Gill who shares wonderful insights on how to unmask your students creativity as well as your own. Our conversation can help you to engage students in a new way and gain powerful tips for how to use forms of expression during "character-building" days. 

Dr. De Vida Gill has over 25 years of personal, professional, and program development experience and trai...

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