Speaking and Workshops
For a workshop quote*, please email Shelley Burgess at:
The Zen Teacher Workshop
The Zen Teacher workshop shows educators how to use Zen-inspired techniques such as mindfulness, meditation, Beginner’s Mind, compassion, gratitude, subtraction, decluttering, gratitude, non-judgment, and intentional and radical self-care to achieve a greater sense of relaxation, peace, and control in the classroom.
This workshop is based on--and includes concepts, anecdotes, and activities--from The Zen Teacher: Creating Focus, Simplicity, and Tranquility in the Classroom. It consists of direct instruction, a Google Slides presentation, several activity sheets, and group discussion.
The workshop will show teachers how to:
--Act with intention
--Accept what is
--Be present in the moment
--Focus on The Now
--Reflect and meditate on their practice
--Detach from expectations and embrace the “teachable
--Embrace stillness and subtraction for a greater sense of
fulfillment in the classroom
WORKSHOPS CAN BE ON-SITE OR VIA SKYPE, FACETIME, OR GOOGLE HANGOUT
Presenter: Dan Tricarico
Dan Tricarico, who considers helping teachers thrive in the classroom a personal passion, delivers presentations that are conversational, engaging, and often humorous. He looks forward to the opportunity to work with you, your staff, your colleagues, and your students.
From the introduction to The Zen Teacher: Creating Focus, Simplicity, and Tranquility in the Classroom:
“In the last decade, I’ve seen a number of excellent teachers break down, crash and burn, or leave the profession as a result of the stressors they’ve encountered at their schools or in their classrooms and also because the current chaos and imbalance in our industry. . .These are the reasons that I began what I call The Zen Teacher Project. It is my hope to show teachers how to maintain a sense of peace, focus, and simplicity in the face of the obstacles and problems facing the modern American educator so that they can not only survive, but thrive in the classroom.”