Dan Tricarico is an author, blogger, speaker, and teacher who has been a member of the West Hills High School English Department in San Diego, California, for over twenty years. He is the author of The Zen Teacher: Creating Focus, Simplicity, and Tranquility in the Classroom and the teaching methods text You’re a Teacher. . .So Act Like One! Improving Your Stage Presence in the Classroom. Tricarico, who considers helping teachers thrive in the classroom a personal passion, delivers presentations that are conversational, engaging, humorous and most importantly help educators bring needed balance to their lives.
THE ZEN TEACHER
The Zen Teacher workshop includes concepts, anecdotes, and activities from Dan Tricarico’s book: THE ZEN TEACHER: CREATING FOCUS, SIMPLICITY, AND TRANQUILITY IN THE CLASSROOM.
In this lively, fun, interactive, and practical workshop, Tricarico shows educators how to use Zen-inspired techniques such as mindfulness, meditation, Beginner’s Mind, compassion, gratitude, subtraction, decluttering, gratitude, non-judgment, and self-care to achieve a greater sense of relaxation, peace, and control in the classroom. Don’t let the stress of being an educator overwhelm you. Learn instead how to find a greater sense of fulfillment and joy in the classroom.
In his workshop, Dan will help you learn how to:
–Reflect and meditate on their practice
–Detach from expectations and embrace the “teachable moment”
–Give themselves permission to take care of themselves
–Embrace stillness and subtraction for a greater sense of peace