Teaching Mindfulness To Children with Kailey Leftko
Summary: As a new teacher Kailey Leftko was grateful to find strategies for mindfulness, stress-relief, and emotional regulation for herself. And she quickly realized her students could benefit from them too. But it turns out that the methods for teaching mindfulness practices to children is not the same as for adults. Over a period of trial and error Kailey was able to find the best ways to bring these strategies to kids. Today on the podcast she is sharing tips for how to begin bringing mindfulness and other techniques for emotional-regulation into your child's life. Kailey Lefko is a teacher, co-founder of Educalme and co-host of The Balanced Educator Podcast. She has a B.Sc. (concentrations in Biology and Microbiology), B.Ed., and vinyasa and yin yoga teacher certifications. She has experience teaching in high school (Science, Biology and Psychology) and middle school (all subjects) in a French Immersion setting. Before becoming a teacher, she was a babysitter, a tutor, a volleyball coach, a camp counselor and an Educational Assistant. Now, she provides educators the tools they need to easily share mindfulness with their students so that everyone can thrive in a calm and focused classroom.