The Rooted Teacher by KDP

About The Rooted Teacher by KDP


The Rooted Teacher by KDP is a quality-of-life initiative for teachers committed to living their best life in and outside the classroom. Offering easily accessible resources and a supportive community of like-minded teachers, The Rooted Teacher by KDP will help you find a harmonious balance between your personal and professional lives.

The Rooted Teacher Podcast is dedicated to supporting teachers as they improve the quality of their lives in simple ways each day. Dive deep into practical strategies and inspiring stories from teachers just like you that will nourish your mind, body, and spirit. Whether you are brand new to the classroom and looking to get rooted or a little more seasoned and looking to stay rooted, The Rooted Teacher by KDP is here to uplift and support YOU.

Enjoy the podcast and please share it with other teachers.  KDP teacher members receive special member benefits from The Rooted Teacher such as weekly microlearning videos, bite-sized nuggets of wisdom on living your best life, and invitations to meet with Coach Calvalyn in live, virtual support group sessions for teachers.
Remember, when teachers are rooted in their own well-being, they can inspire their students to thrive.


All Episodes

Episode 5: Navigating Uncertainty

Nov 29, 2023
In a world of constant change, uncertainty becomes a familiar companion. Teachers, just like the students they guide, often find themselves at the intersection of new challenges and unforeseen situations. But can you learn how to thrive, and not just survive, in these uncharted waters? In episode 5 of The Rooted Teacher Podcast by KDP, we dive deep into the art of "Navigating Uncertainty." (13 min)



Episode 4: Better Boundaries Playbook

Oct 25, 2023

In this episode, we're opening the playbook to help you score big in the game of life with better boundaries. Just like a skilled player on the field, setting and maintaining boundaries is essential for your well-being. Join us as we explore the key plays that will empower you to live a healthier, more balanced life to help you succeed both in and out of the classroom. It's time to become the MVP of your own life by mastering the art of setting boundaries. (16 min)



Episode 3: Help for Your Anxious Mind

Sept 27, 2023

The statistics on anxiety are alarming, but that doesn’t mean that you have to be just another number. Join us as we explore where these anxious feelings come from and a few practical strategies to cope with them. Discover how nurturing your well-being leads to increased resilience, improved quality of life, and a more positive environment for you, your family and your students. (14 min)



Meet Your Host

Hosted by Calvalyn Day, MsEd, TICC, an expert in supporting personal well-being and development. Calvalyn is a nationally published author, coach, and speaker. She is highly sought out for her trauma-informed and culturally competent approach to staff development, especially for Pre-K through 12th-grade teachers.

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Microlearning Videos

KDP's weekly microlearning videos are perfectly curated, bite-sized nuggets of wisdom on living a better life posted every Thursday on YouTube. Non-KDP members get access to FREE monthly microlearning videos. Join KDP to access the full microlearning video library. KDP members can log in for full access. Thank you to the Microlearning Video Sponsor, American College of Education.






Help, I'm Triggered

Nov 28, 2023

We've all been there—moments when something sets off a strong emotional reaction, and we feel overwhelmed. It's called being triggered. In this video, we'll explore what it means to be triggered and offer practical strategies to regain your emotional balance.

Navigating Family Dynamics During the Holidays

Nov 23, 2023

The holiday season is a time for joy, celebration, and, often, family gatherings. That can also mean navigating complex family dynamics while balancing the demands of the classroom.

Balancing the Holiday Overload

Nov 16, 2023

The holiday season is upon us, and for teachers, it can be a whirlwind of festive activities, classroom demands, and personal commitments. Balancing work, home, and self-care during this busy time is no easy task.

Communicating Boundaries

Oct 26, 2023

Safeguarding personal time is paramount in preventing burnout and nurturing a balanced life. The concept of the "Power Hour," means to allocate at least one hour each day to non-work-related activities, such as reading, hobbies, or cherished moments with loved ones, becomes a transformative practice. 

Understanding Psychological Detachment

Sept 21, 2023

Do you struggle to unplug from work when you're not working? Psychological detachment allows us to give our brains the space to recharge and refuel. How do we find the balance between our passion for teaching and giving ourselves the freedom to breathe and exist away from the classroom?