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Episode 2 of the ELTtime podcast from Garnet Education

Teacher well-being and mindfulness with Rachael Roberts

In the second episode of ELTtime, our Senior Editor, Chris, dives into the importance of teacher well-being with teacher and life coach Rachael Roberts. Expect some helpful tips for incorporating mindfulness into your teaching day, insights into the science of the brain, as well as a discussion about the responsibility of teacher well-being on the employer.

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This episode features:

Rachael Roberts

Since 1989 Rachael Roberts has worked in Portugal, Brazil, Poland and the UK as a teacher, teacher trainer and materials writer. She is also a qualified life coach and counsellor, specialising in helping teachers and education professionals to avoid burnout and live balanced, happy lives.

Chris Little

Chris is the Senior Editor here at Garnet. He manages print projects – currently the ESAP New Editions – and creates, edits and proofreads Garnet materials. A neurotic attender to minutiae, he started out thinking he was a born copy-editor, but is actually at his happiest working with authors to create new material. Outside of work he looks after a two-year-old, and plays music or writes when he can.

  • 0:00 – Intro
  • 0:55 – Rachael’s Current Work
  • 2:29 – Rachael’s Personal Experiences
  • 4:00 – Understanding Mindfulness
  • 8:06 – Mindfulness for Teachers and Educators
  • 10:45 – The Brain
  • 16:40 – Tips and Techniques for Mindfulness Practice
  • 22:42 – Responsibility: Employer vs. Personal
  • 27:28 – Technology
  • 30:35 – Mindfulness in Schools
  • 34:43 – Outro


Please note that the views, information, or opinions expressed during these podcasts are solely those of the individuals involved and do not necessarily represent the views or opinions of Garnet Education. Any contributors to the podcasts who are themselves employees of Garnet Education express their views and opinions in a personal capacity and not as representatives of the company.

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