Episode #4: [PODCAST MINI-SERIES] Stage 2 - How Lacking Self-Awareness Can Leave a Lasting Impact

January 1, 2020 by Julia Rose





This next stage (Stage 2) on The Path of Progress is: "Self Awareness." 

Because knowing what WE bring to our interactions is key for trauma-informed teaching.

Our energy, our attitudes, our beliefs, our projections, our experiences. All of this influences how we show up and how we “see” our kiddos.

Oh, and for the record… Being “self-aware” isn’t just about being “woke.” In fact, you can be fairly woke and not have an ounce of self-awareness. Being woke requires knowing about certain lived experiences and cultural truths that exist in our society today. Being self-aware requires being connected to who you are, how you feel and what experiences live inside your body and mind.

So, I named Stage 2: "Self-Awareness." Because in order for us to show up for our students with compassion, agility, thoughtfulness and intention, we have to be able to identify what emotional “stuff” we are carrying around or are harboring inside. 

So, if you're wanting to track where YOU are in Stage 2: Self-Awareness, take a look at each of these sub-stages to determine where you are today and where you'll be moving to next: 

  • Early-Stage: Develop a curiosity and awareness of what perspectives, beliefs and emotions you bring to your classroom.
  • Mid-Stage: Identify emotional and physiological triggers and hot zones on a daily basis.
  • End-Stage: Utilize your personal check-in tool routinely to gauge internal state and needs.

I think this week’s episode will give you a lot to think about, and will hopefully have you asking yourself some important questions about what you, personally, bring to your classroom and your interactions.

In it, you’ll learn…

  1. My two important add-ons to the Miriam Webster definition of “Self Awareness.”
  2. A personal story about how lacking self-awareness can harm, and growing self-awareness can heal.
  3. Each sub-stage within Stage 2, and how you can identify where you are now!

Click here to listen!




Subscribe & Review in iTunes

Are you subscribed to my podcast? If you’re not, I want to encourage you to do that today. I don’t want you to miss an episode. I’m adding a bunch of bonus episodes to the mix and if you’re not subscribed there’s a good chance you’ll miss out on those. Click here to subscribe in iTunes!

Now if you’re feeling extra loving, I would be super grateful if you left me a review over on iTunes, too. Those reviews help other people find my podcast and they’re also so much fun for me to go in and read. Just click here to review, select “Ratings and Reviews” and “Write a Review” and let me know what your favorite part of the podcast is. Thank you!

Links mentioned in this episode:


50% Complete

Two Step

Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit, sed do eiusmod tempor incididunt ut labore et dolore magna aliqua.