Practicing Presence
Simple Self-Care Strategies for Teachers
Dr. Lisa Lucas is the author of Practicing Presence: Simple Self-Care Strategies For Teachers. (Stenhouse). In this series of weekly conversations, Lisa joins Stephen Hurley to unpack different dimensions of self-care as it applies to those working in today's education space.
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Lisa Lucas and Stephen Hurley gather to talk about a new course that Lisa is offering through the Penn Literacy Network. “Presence: Self-care and Stress Reduction Strategies for Resilient Educators in the PLN Classroom.

We talk about the inspiration…

Lisa Lucas joins Stephen Hurley to talk about “reframing” during this COVID-19 pandemic period. How can we take our current perceptions of what is happening and view it through a new set of eyes?

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Lisa Lucas and Stephen Hurley explore the 10th practice in The Art of Possibility by Rosamund Stone and Benjamin Zander. This chapter encourages us into new ways of seeing by “Being the Board”. But what does that mean in terms of perception,…

Lisa Lucas and Stephen Hurley are exploring “The Art of Possibility” by Rosamund Stone Zander and Benjamin Zander. In today’s conversation, they use the chapter, “Creating Frameworks for Possibility” as a jumping off point to discuss transformational…

Dr. Lisa Lucas joins Stephen Hurley to talk about the idea of appreciating now through a recognition and acknowledgement of the power of impermanence.

In this episode, Lisa and Stephen revisit and deepen their conversation about the role of spirituality in schools. Is it something that can be taught? Should it be taught? This and much more in this episode of Practicing Presence.

In this conversation, Lisa and Stephen talk about the idea of “being still”. What can we learn in the stillness? How do we create stillness in our lives? How do we “know” differently in the stillness?

In this conversation, Lisa Lucas and Stephen Hurley move further into their conversation about the importance of talking about spirituality in our personal lives, in our communities and, yes, even our schools.

Lisa Lucas and Stephen Hurley approach a topic that is close to all of us, even though may of us don’t usually like talking about it in public. It’s the “s” word——the other “s” word.

Let’s talk about spirituality: it’s connection to our lives, our…

In this episode, Dr. Lisa Lucas joins Stephen Hurley to talk about her plans to offer a unique retreat experience to educators in June 2018. Listen as the planning-out-loud begins!

The season of winter calls nature into a period of quiet reflection. Yet, the approaching holiday season with its social demands and built-in “busyness” can force us into a different way of being.

In this episode, Dr. Lisa Lucas joins Stephen Hurley…

Dr. Lisa Lucas joins Stephen Hurley to reflect on the recent self-care retreat she organized. Lisa and Stephen talk about trusting the process, opening the space and, at the very end, Lisa takes time to thank participants and her organizers.

Dr. Lisa Lucas, author of Practicing Presence: Simple Self-care Strategies for Teachers, speaks with Stephen Hurley about finding those moments of gratitude in our lives as educators. It’s a pre-holiday session of Practicing Presence.

Lisa Lucas is preparing to propose a new course for her University’s teacher education program. Not another course in math or language arts. Not another social studies offering, but a course in mindfulness, wellness and presence. What would that…

Dr. Lisa Lucas joins Stephen Hurley to talk about the practice of stepping back, settling the mind and writing a personal Prescription for A Joyful Life. It’s not a “to-do” list generated by a busy mind, but a type of “to-be” list inspired by a…

In this episode, Lisa and Stephen discuss, among other things, ways of reframing the way we prepare our teachers for entry into the profession.

Lisa Lucas and Stephen Hurley discuss strategies and approaches to make the “back-to-school” transition.

Dr. Lisa Lucas is thinking out loud about how our concepts and practices around professional development could be enhanced and deepened by the intentional integration of presence, mindfulness and thinking more deeply about educators self-care.

The month of May signals a time of transition for many educators. It’s a time to begin to let go of some of the threads from the school year that is coming to a close, and a time to look ahead to what is still to come. In this conversation, Dr. Lisa…

Dr. Lisa Lucas (@DrLisaJLucas) and Stephen Hurley (@stephen_hurley) use some reflections on how our use of technology might become more mindful as a jumping off point for this week’s conversation

In this episode, Dr. Lisa Lucas and Stephen Hurley talk about recognizing and addressing the negativity bias that can affect our lives and our relationships.

Dr. Lisa Lucas joins Stephen Hurley for a journey into the practice of presence. In this episode, Lisa and Stephen start to unpack what we mean by “presence” and why it is a practice.

In episode 4 of our exploration of Practicing Presence with Dr. Lisa Lucas (@DrLisaJLucas), we explore the idea of “everlasting focus”.

In this third episode in the series, Lisa and Stephen discuss stress: what it means, how it affects us and how we can be attuned to the signs of stress in our personal and our teaching lives.

In the second episode of Practicing Presence, Dr. Lisa Lucas talks about the idea that our “badges of busyness” may be the result of feeling that we’re not good enough. Also, in this episode: our Happiness Set-point and a Heart Coherence strategy.

The first of four conversations with Dr. Lisa Lucas (@DrLisaJLucas) based on her soon-to-be-released book, Practicing Presence. In today’s episode we set the context for our exploration of self-care strategies for teachers (and others!)