Journeys to Belonging
with Dr. Ilene Winokur
Journeys to Belonging is a weekly podcast hosted by Dr. Ilene Winokur. Join Ilene and her guests as they share their experiences about finding a sense of belonging and offer advice about how to create a sense of belonging in their personal and professional lives. I also explore my guest's passion projects and what motivates them.

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Eva Al Qallaf is an enthusiastic and dedicated educator of young children. She came to Kuwait in 1988 and, after beginning her family, found a passion for working in the education sector. Eva’s 20-year employment history includes teaching at some of…

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Patty Marotte grew up in California and now resides in Kuwait with her husband, who she met while in college, and four children. She comes from a multicultural background from parents of mixed ethnicity and feels like she belongs to four cultures….

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In this episode, Dr. Ilene shares her ups and downs and how sometimes she’s not ok. And when she’s not ok, how she reflects on her feelings and asks why she feels that way. That’s true self-care. She also shares some awesome moments from the past week…

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Christa Campsall has vast K12 experience as a Classroom Teacher, Learning Integration Support Teacher in Special Education, and Teacher-Leader of School-based Teams. Christa currently enjoys engaging with educators in the global community as a…

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This week’s episode continues Ilene’s December focus on self-belonging and my advocacy for starting in our classrooms and our homes with children. We shouldn’t have to wait until we are much older to find self-belonging. There are many ways to instill…

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EduMatch blog post: Self-belonging for Educators 
SELF-discovery
OPPORTUNITY to grow
APPRECIATE yourself and make sure you’re hanging out with others who appreciate you without judgment
REACH out to ensure we leave our mark on the world with our…

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In this week’s episode, I explain a bit about our Polyvagal Theory, our autonomic nervous system, and self-belonging. I share a personal story, discuss how important it is to understand our nervous system so we can have more control over how we react…

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Steve Sostak, the co-founder of Inspire Citizens, centers all of his work on teacher creativity, student agency, and transformative learning. He aims to enable youth to develop more compassionate empathy; think critically about information and…

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Haider Al Mosawi is a Kuwaiti educator, user experience designer, writer, and community builder. He is passionate about leading a full & fulfilling life, exploring our views in an open-minded way, and taking a non-coercive approach to productivity and…

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Thank you for listening! Resources from today’s episode can be found on my website. 
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