Teach Happier! Small shifts. Big gifts.
By Suzanne Dailey
This weekly podcast is designed to help anyone working in schools incorporate small shifts. These small shifts, practiced over time, will make a positive impact in school AND at home. In these 5 minute episodes, Suzanne will share a little story and invite listeners to incorporate a small shift in their upcoming week. At the end of the week, listeners can reflect to see if it increased their happiness at home or at school.
Teach Happier! Small shifts. Big gifts.Jan 24, 2021
Lessons from a Convenience Store
In this episode, we look at an intentional decision a local convenience store has made and explore why that helps make people feel good.
Jun 01, 202306:58
Setting up for Summer
In this final episode of season 3, we reflect by asking ourselves 4 questions and consider ways to increase our happiness during the upcoming summer.
May 21, 202310:16
Bid for Connections
In this episode, we are inspired by Doctors John and Julie Gorman as we are invited to notice bids for connection in our personal and professional lives.
May 14, 202308:30
In this milestone episode, we remember our most popular episodes and recap the biggest 3 takeaways.
May 07, 202309:07
What are you Feeling?
In this episode, we consider a small shift in language that can help others communicate their feelings with us.
Apr 30, 202304:46
Must be Nice
In this episode, we are invited to take the popular phrase, “Must be nice” and flip it around so we can discern our next right thing.
Apr 23, 202306:23
The Happiest Demographic
In this episode, we learn the group that is the happiest demographic and get inspired by their reflections.
Apr 16, 202306:31
Reflections on Relational Diversity
In this episode, we learn how important relational diversity is in our personal and professional lives. We reflect on those relationships to see if we have higher or lower levels of relational diversity.
Apr 02, 202305:39
Be Comfortable being Human
This week’s episode shares a small shift in thought that helps us pay attention to our feelings in good or challenging seasons.
Mar 26, 202305:28
Believe & Wish
In this episode, we explore 2 small shifts in language inspired by Dr. Becky Kennedy. These simple shifts in language can help others feel seen and heard.
Mar 19, 202306:45
Hurry Up and W.A.I.T.
In this episode, we unpack the acronym W.A.I.T, a small shift in thought can help us in our language and actions.
Mar 12, 202307:04
Take a Shower
In this episode, we learn why taking a shower can open up our minds and help us develop ideas, solve problems, and unleash creativity. Link to waterproof post-its: showernotes.com
Mar 05, 202304:47
Turn Up the Quiet
In this bonus episode, we are encouraged to prioritize pockets of silence in our lives in an effort to leave room for creativity and inspiration.
Mar 01, 202305:07
Hello, I’ve been Expecting You
In this episode, we consider a small shift to our “to think” list in an effort to move through unexpected emotions as rational optimists.
Feb 26, 202307:23
A Friendly Reminder
In this episode, we learn about a small shift in action that help us care for those around us who are in a challenging season.
Feb 19, 202306:29
Small Shifts; Full Circle Gifts
In this episode, we hear a story about how the tiniest shifts in thoughts, language and actions turned into a beautiful, full circle moment with a former student.
Feb 12, 202307:15
Tell Me Something Good
In this episode, we explore a small shift in language that can help us enter and move through conversations with rational positivity.
Feb 05, 202305:54
In this episode, we learn more about monotasking and how it can help us in our personal and professional lives.
Jan 29, 202306:08
Talk in Front of their Face
In this episode, we flip the previously shared idea of “talking behind their backs” and consider how we can positively impact our social relationships by talking in front of their faces.
Jan 22, 202306:28
In this episode, we consider a small shift in language that can help us ask and accept help from those we trust.
Jan 15, 202307:24
Yes to a No Mentor
In this episode, we consider Emily P Freeman’s brilliant idea of a “no mentor” and how that can help our limited energy at home and at school.
Jan 08, 202307:24
In this bonus episode, we learn how to give students a voice in the classroom as we usher in a new year.
Jan 01, 202305:53
Holiday Hello from Suzanne
In this final episode of 2022, Suzanne thanks her listeners and offers an invitation for this upcoming holiday break.
Dec 18, 202206:04
December Summer Camp
In this episode, we examine our upcoming break and consider small things we can do to begin 2023 feeling as rested and recharged as realistically possible. Preorder link to Teach Happier this School Year: https://a.co/d/63KqkVG
Dec 11, 202207:44
Prepare with Pre-Care
In this episode, we dig deeper to creating and honoring boundaries by exploring pre-care, an idea shared by Nedra Glover Tawaab. Preorder link to Teach Happier this School Year: https://a.co/d/63KqkVG
Dec 04, 202207:22
Confronting our Complaints
In this bonus episode, we take on a challenge of not complaining for an entire day to see how that impacts our energy and happiness. Preorder link to Teach Happier this School Year: https://a.co/d/63KqkVG
Dec 01, 202208:44
Language to our Limits
In this episode, we explore the idea of putting language to our limitations to set and honor boundaries. Preorder link to Teach Happier this School Year (Jan 4) https://a.co/d/63KqkVG
Nov 27, 202207:32
Small Shifts for a Short Week
In this episode, we learn 2 small shifts in action that help calm our hurried minds - palms up and the doublet breath. Preorder link to Teach Happier this School Year: https://a.co/d/63KqkVG
Nov 20, 202204:46
Gratitude for YOU!
In this episode, we give thanks for the unique way we show up in the world at home or at school. If you’re interested in taking the free character strength survey mentioned in the podcast, here is the link: www.viacharacter.org Preorder link for the Teach Happier book (January 2023): www.ascd.org/books/teach-happier-this-school-year?variant=123027
Nov 13, 202207:21
As we near Thanksgiving, we continue to look closely at gratitude and learn how to create and deliver a “Gratitude Visit” Pre-order link to Teach Happier this School Year: www.ascd.org/books/teach-happier-this-school-year?variant=123027
Nov 06, 202206:32
The Power of Quiet Thanks
During this season of gratitude and abundance, we are invited to quietly express thanks to those who contribute to our happiness at work and at home. preorder link to Teach Happier this School Year: 40 Weeks of Inspiration & Reflection https://www.ascd.org/books/teach-happier-this-school-year?variant=123027
Nov 01, 202205:05
A Small Shift to our List
In this episode, we consider creating a list of things that make us feel steady, and access that list when we need to feel a greater sense of contentment or alignment. **preorder link to Teach Happier this School Year: 40 Weeks of Inspiration & Reflection https://www.ascd.org/books/teach-happier-this-school-year?variant=123027
Oct 30, 202206:44
Take Care of Tomorrow’s You TODAY
In this episode, we consider small shifts in actions we can do today that will help us feel cared for tomorrow.
Oct 23, 202206:19
The Happiness Curve
In this episode, we learn more about the happiness curve and consider what practice we can lean into a little more that will help us during this busy season of our lives.
Oct 16, 202205:39
Brighten Your Corner
In this episode, we learn the same lesson from a real life friend and a fictitious TV character that invites us to brighten our tiny corner of the world.
Oct 09, 202206:54
What’s in your Diet?
In this bonus episode, we consider what is in our media diet and how that impacts our overall happiness.
Oct 02, 202203:45
Level Up Gratitude!
Positive psychologists overwhelmingly agree that gratitude is the most impactful happiness practice. In this episode, we learn 3 easy ways to “level up” our gratitude routine.
Sep 25, 202207:26
Close the Loop
In this episode, we learn a simple shift in thought that can help us as we move through our days.
Sep 18, 202206:01
Let’s be Trees this School Year
In this first episode of season three, we consider the metaphor of tree root systems and how that can positively impact our collegial relationships in school.
Sep 11, 202207:01
In this bonus episode, we learn how to level up the previously shared strategy of “even if” to “what IS”
Sep 01, 202205:59
In this bonus episode, we learn more about the definition of recombobulate and how that can help us begin the upcoming school year as healthy, happy and whole as possible.
Aug 01, 202208:51
Savor the Saturday of Summer
In this bonus episode, we are invited to savor July, the Saturday of Summer and recognize how things are working out for us.
Jul 01, 202207:00
Let’s Talk Behind Their Backs
In this episode, we are invited to talk behind peoples back‘s to share words of truth, kindness and gratitude.
Jun 01, 202204:21
That’s a Wrap on Season 2!
In this final episode of season 2, we will review some of our takeaways and hear a note of gratitude to the listeners in the Teach Happier community.
May 22, 202203:33
In this episode, we explore our prize for going through something challenging and a small language move that can help us support others who are in a hard season.
May 15, 202206:27
Weak Ties Make us Stronger
In this episode, we learn how the many weak ties make us stronger and add to our overall happiness and connection.
May 08, 202205:60
Here Comes the Sun
In this episode, we are invited to help those we care for feel a little more warm, safe and supported.
May 01, 202205:29
It’s Nice to Point to Others
In this episode, we are invited to acknowledge those who have positively contributed to our happiness and success the school year.
Apr 24, 202204:23
What’s Your Availability?
In this episode, we consider what a modification in a work out can teach us about modifying responsibilities at work and at home.
Apr 10, 202204:07
Luck and Happiness
In this episode, we evaluate the connection between feeling lucky and experiencing happiness. This episode is sponsored by EmpowerEDU. To learn more about their teacher retreats, go to teacherbeachretreat.splashthat.com or teacherpoconoretrat.splashthat.com Use teachhappier20 coupon code for a 20% discount.
Apr 03, 202207:55
In this episode, we learn three small shifts in thoughts and language that help us take some emotion out of a situation and approach it logically. This episode is sponsored by EmpowerEDU. To learn more about their teacher retreats, go to teacherbeachretreat.splashthat.com or teacherpoconoretrat.splashthat.com Use teachhappier20 coupon code for a 20% discount.
Mar 27, 202206:32
Lessons from the Barn
In this episode, we make a metaphor to horseback riding and choosing we are to focus our time and energy. This episode is sponsored by Empower EDU. Check out upcoming events at teacherbeachretreat.splashthat.com/ or teacherpoconoretrat.splashthat.com/ and use code TEACHHAPPIER20 to receive 20% off!
Mar 20, 202204:26
Minutes & Moments
In this episode, we dig deep into Kate Bowler’s idea of minutes and moments.
Mar 13, 202205:08
In this episode, we unpack the wisdom of Nedra Tawwab to learn the difference between self-care and after care.
Mar 06, 202206:10
In this episode, we are invited to look at our upcoming work week in a way that helps us feel accomplished and aligned.
Feb 27, 202205:00
Align Your Stars
In this 50th episode, we are invited to shift from waiting for the universe to align the stars, and align them ourselves.
Feb 20, 202205:23
Grown-Ups Just Want to have Fun
In this episode, we are invited to make space for fun in our busy lives as responsible, productive adults.
Feb 13, 202206:01
Celebrate Love. Celebrate YOU.
As we gear up to celebrate Valentine’s Day and those we love, we consider how we can celebrate how we show up in the world for ourselves and others.
Feb 06, 202203:27
Be a Base AND a Flyer
In this episode, we consider our role and when it needs to shift to become interdependent with others at work and at home.
Jan 30, 202207:03
Crack The Door Open
In this episode, we consider how the smallest shifts in thoughts, language and actions can have the biggest impact in our personal and professional lives.
Jan 23, 202207:00
Good Enough Go
In this episode, we learn how the phrase, “Good Enough Go” can help us personally & professionally.
Jan 16, 202205:22
Toxic Productivity (yes, it’s a thing!)
In this bonus episode, we learn about toxic productivity and what we can do when we find ourselves in that unhealthy space.
Jan 09, 202206:14
Reflections from 2021
In this episode, we review the nine most popular episodes of the Teach Happier podcast as we prepare to enter 2022 as aligned, content and balanced as possible.
Dec 19, 202106:44
Lower the Bar
In this episode, we are given permission to lower the bar so we can clear it! Links to lessons: suzannedailey.com/lessons Follow Suzanne or Rob Dunlop for the Happiness Advent Calendar link!
Dec 12, 202106:05
Be a Part of Your Own Rescue
In this episode, we are reminded to be a part of our own rescue when overwhelmed with responsibilities at work or at home.
Dec 05, 202106:05
In this bonus episode, we learn about the seven types of rest so we can prioritize our time in the upcoming winter break.
Dec 01, 202108:17
Honor your Boundaries!
In this episode, we are given the invitation to not only set boundaries, but prioritize honoring them as well.
Nov 28, 202104:35
Give them Something Good this Thanksgiving
In this episode, we learn three quick resources that can help us infuse some happiness in our upcoming Thanksgiving gatherings with family and friends.
Nov 21, 202103:55
Choose Your Hard.
In this episode, we learn how to discern where to put our energy so we have the best chance at increasing our baseline levels of happiness.
Nov 14, 202104:47
What’s The Story?
In this episode, we are invited to ask a few more questions with those we care about to better understand their story and ultimately feel more connected.
Nov 07, 202104:41
Universal Practices that Increase Happiness
In this episode, we learn about nine universal practices that increase our happiness according to positive psychology.
Oct 31, 202110:06
For Right Now
In this episode, we learn the impact of adding the phrase, “for right now“ when describing our emotions.
Oct 24, 202104:27
Stay In Your Comfort Zone
In this episode, we consider the value of staying IN our comfort zone during overwhelming times.
Oct 17, 202105:30
The Most Impactful 10 Seconds of the Day
In this episode, we learn a 10 second strategy that can be life-giving to our minds and hearts.
Oct 10, 202105:11
Leave Some Room for the Magic
In this episode, we hear a story that encourages us to leave a little room for the magic in our lesson plans.
Oct 03, 202104:30
Bonus Episode: Reverse the Golden Rule
This episode explores the idea of self compassion and how it can help us at work and at home.
Oct 01, 202104:40
In this episode, we are given three simple strategies to help us recover from a mistake we made either personally or professionally.
Sep 26, 202107:26
You are not a Strawberry
In this episode, we prioritize our healthy relationships at work and at home.
Sep 19, 202105:59
In this episode, we learn how to infuse a little bit of happiness into our Munding tasks at work and at home.
Sep 12, 202105:05
We will be Remembered for the way We Love
In this first episode of season 2, we consider the love we will bring into this upcoming school year.
Sep 05, 202107:07
Shifting to Satisfaction
In this bonus episode, we learn how to enter our school year in a realistic, healthy headspace and heartspace.
Sep 01, 202103:48
In this final episode of the season, we learn the importance of prioritizing stillness during our upcoming summer.
May 30, 202105:21
The Secret of Life
In this episode, we learned the secret of life according to Ralph and Beverly Olney.
May 23, 202105:56
Love Lives Here
In this episode, we are invited to be sure our students feel loved in the final weeks of school.
May 16, 202105:29
In this episode, we consider how a small revision to our computer passwords can serve as a reminder to live like rational optimists
May 09, 202104:50
Total Phone Makeover
In this episode, we learn 5 small shifts we can do with our phones that will help increase our happiness.
May 02, 202109:53
Find the Good Old Days. Today.
In this episode, we learn how to scan for the good and recognize days that we will look back on with happiness and gratitude.
Apr 25, 202106:01
The 4th Quarter is Ours
How do we enter the 4th quarter of the school year with the energy and optimism we started with? Tune into this 5 min episode to find out
Apr 18, 202105:21
In this episode, we will quickly recap the lessons we’ve learned in the past 10 weeks. We will reflect to see which small shifts have significantly increased our happiness at work and at home.
Apr 11, 202106:38
In this 3 minute episode, we hear a quick story about how we can notice and celebrate the good things in our lives.
Apr 04, 202104:24
In this bonus episode, we hear 4 short stories that inspire us to consider the impact when we tuck love into the mundane moments of our school day.
Apr 02, 202107:09
You are HERE
In this episode we learn how to shift our thinking to help us be as present as possible, which increases our sense of purpose and happiness.
Mar 28, 202106:12
In this episode, we are invited to notice the many ways the universe cares for us as we move through our days.
Mar 21, 202104:52
Yes, thank you.
In this episode, we learn how to receive help when we need it most.
Mar 14, 202107:48
In this episode, we learn how to proactively plan for time & space during the weekend so we can feel restored when we return to school Monday.
Mar 07, 202107:00
Tis the Season
In this bonus episode, we learn how to process this challenging time in education as a rational optimist.
Mar 01, 202105:10
Wake up for bedtime
In this episode, we learn a small shift that helps frame our day anchored in a bedtime goal.
Feb 28, 202106:53
In this 5 minute episode, we will learn a practice that immediately increases our happiness during a tiring or overwhelming moment in our day.
Feb 21, 202104:51
Feeling Stuck? Start Here.
In this episode, we learn more about the fastest way to boost our own happiness- by boosting the happiness of those around us!
Feb 14, 202107:03
In this episode we learn 3 strategies that help us feel accomplished when tackling our teacher to-dos. We also take a moment to celebrate some of these lessons entering the classroom!
Feb 07, 202108:52
Mind Your Own Business
In this five minute episode, we learn how to mind our own business in efforts to protect our headspace and heartspace.
Feb 01, 202105:35
Time to Reflect
In this episode, we take a moment to reflect on what we’ve learned in the past 2 months and consider what is making a positive impact at work or at home.
Jan 31, 202108:52
In this episode, we envision how to define success as we move throughout our day.
Jan 24, 202105:22
Just Say No
This episode shares how to clear some space in our hearts and heads when we feel overwhelmed helping others.
Jan 17, 202104:32
Use it all up!
This 4 minute episode will share the small shift to “use it all up” when we need a little adjustment to our outlook.
Jan 10, 202104:26
What Could Go Right?
In this episode, we learn how our perspective and perception can be impacted by asking, “What could go right?”
Jan 03, 202106:08
BONUS EPISODE #2: Be Like Beverly
New year new you? Nah. Let’s just try to be a bit more like Beverly and see how that increases our happiness in this new year.
Jan 01, 202106:16
Holiday Hello from Suzanne!
This is just a quick holiday hello that gives us something to think about as we continue to invest in our happiness in 2021.
Dec 27, 202004:04
December is the new August
This episode will share strategies to reclaim our sunny August selves in the cold month of December.
Dec 20, 202006:11
Find Your Keys. Find Your Happiness.
This episode helps us examine our life and prioritize what contributes to our overall happiness.
Dec 13, 202005:28
Do Less. Better.
In this episode, we consider the commitments, decisions and tasks that are on our plate and consider what stays on and what comes off.
Dec 06, 202005:24
BONUS EPISODE #1! EVEN if...
This is our first BONUS EPISODE! Suzanne reads her monthly blog post from the Teach Better site. In this episode, she shares a small language shift that can help us when we are losing control in our personal or professional lives.
Dec 01, 202004:44
Act the Way You Want to Feel
This 5 minute episode will invite a shift that takes 5 seconds or less!
Nov 29, 202006:01
Welcome to the Teach Happier Podcast!
This is a podcast for anyone who works in schools! This introduction provides an overview how this weekly podcast can help infuse happiness in your life at work and at home - in 5 minutes or less!
Nov 22, 202001:40