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Episode 128: Self-Compassion in Teaching with Dr. Danielle De La Mare

Lecture Breakers podcast with Dr. Barbi Honeycutt


In episode 128 of the Lecture Breakers podcast, Dr. Danielle De La Mare joins us to talk about self-compassion in teaching.

As you know, this podcast is all about breaking up lectures and re-energizing courses to engage students and improve learning. In many spaces in higher education, this means going against the “norms” and taking risks with our teaching.

It’s difficult to always put yourself out there and try new things. Sometimes these new and innovative ideas work. Sometimes they don’t always work the way we hoped. And when that happens, we can be really hard on ourselves.

If you’re like me, I’m always my biggest critic. It’s hard to process those emotions and make space to take care of myself and give myself permission to put my needs first. Maybe you feel the same way sometimes because teaching is such a giving profession. You want to be there for your students, but you also have to take care of your self.

And that’s why I wanted to invite Danielle to the show. She is the host of the Self-Compassionate Professor podcast and she also offers workshops, coaching programs, and resources for academics who are looking for more joy, rest, purpose, and clarity in their career.

In this episode, we talk about what it means to be a self-compassionate professor, especially when it comes to your teaching.

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