Dan Tricarico is The Zen Teacher. He has been a member of the West Hills High School English Department for over twenty years. He is author of The Zen Teacher: Creating Focus, Simplicity, and Tranquility in the Classroom and the teaching methods text You’re a Teacher. . .So Act Like One! Improving Your Stage Presence in the Classroom (Writer’s Club Press 2002). Additionally, he spent a full year as columnist for the writing website Scribophile.
In his spare time, he enjoys writing fiction, listening to music (especially Roots Rock and The Blues), reading mystery novels, staring out of windows, and watching movies. One of Dan’s first loves is writing poetry, and he has published many poems both in print and on-line.
In this episode you will learn:
- What true teaching means, and how that is different from what many teachers have been told
- Why the best professional development costs very little and why everyone should read Parker Palmer’s The Courage to Teach: Exploring the Inner Landscape of a Teacher’s Life
- How Weebly makes it easy to start a teacher blog
- The way in which The Zen Teacher can help educators avoid burnout and focus on well-being.