The 5 “S”s of Mental Health: Featuring Dan Tricarico

Joshua Stamper, Dan Tricarico, The Zen Teacher, Teach Better, Aspire: The Leadership Development Podcast

As the school year comes to a close, we can all agree that we are exhausted mentally and physically. This past year and a half has been difficult in many ways and every educator’s mental health has been affected. Just the other day, I was telling a staff member that COVID has made even the easiest decisions much harder. With this in mind,  how are we taking care of ourselves? This week’s guest, Dan Tricarico shares how he uses the 5 “S”s, Which are stillness, silence, space, subtraction, and slowing down, to improve his mental health.

In this episode, we discuss:

  • How Leaders Can Improve Their Staff’s Mental Health
  • Strategies for Social Media 
  • Ways to Balancing Stress 
  • And Dan’s Book, “The Zen Teacher”

About Dan Tricarico:

Dan Tricarico, CEO of The Zen Professional, teaches people how to maximize their performance without sacrificing themselves. As a national speaker, author of two top stress management books, and creator of The Zen Professional 5-Step Blueprint for stress reduction, Tricarico now shares his expertise and insight by showing harried professionals how to thrive both inside and outside the workplace. He has been featured in Fast Company Magazine, EduTopia, California Educator, and Teacher2Teacher, as well as having guested on many business and educational podcasts.

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About the author, Joshua

Joshua Stamper is a middle school Assistant Principal for a North Texas School District, where he's had the amazing opportunity to work at four campuses, two districts, and with hundreds of students, teachers, and administrators. Prior to Joshua's current position, he was a classroom educator and athletic coach for 6 years working with students in grades 6-8.

In addition to his administrative position, Joshua is a podcaster, blogger, leadership coach and education presenter.

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