Element is Everything

Element is Everything

Terri Novacek of Element Education connects with educators, parents, researchers, and authors to discuss the mindset and behaviors that help us discover and develop our element– that place where interests and talents collide so the heart, mind, and body work together to do good and feel good.

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Recent Episodes

The Power of a Picnic: Time to Relax, Reflect, and Rejuvenate

The Power of a Picnic: Time to Relax, Reflect, and Rejuvenate

April 24, 2023

They say life is no picnic...but what if it was? What if every day we scheduled time for ourselves to relax, reflect, and rejuvenate? Discover how a new mindset and habits can lead to better results with less work. This is …

Heading for Open Waters: A Reflection on the Purpose of School
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Heading for Open Waters: A Reflection on the Purpose of School

June 17, 2022

Imagine your children waking each day, knowing what they are going to do and how they need to go about doing it. You've prepared them and the environment so well, they hum along in their work driven by curiosity and fueled b…

If I Only Had a Brain - Using Multiple Brains for Better Decisions - Lisa Blackett
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If I Only Had a Brain - Using Multiple Brains for Better Decisions - Lisa Blackett

Nov. 21, 2021

Follow your heart, use your head, trust your gut. Which is a person to do? The neuroscience behind mBraining and Multiple Brain Integration Techniques (mBiT) tells us to do them all. A discussion with Lisa Blackett, c…

Make Time to Find Your Element
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Make Time to Find Your Element

Oct. 6, 2021

What do you want more of? Terri speaks with Connor Swenson about the Make Time framework for how to focus on what matters every day.

Redefining Success
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Redefining Success

Sept. 11, 2021

Scott Schimmel, Founder, and CEO of You School walks us through the process of identifying what success looks like and explains why it is different for everyone. "Where do you go to figure yourself out?"

Recent Blog Posts

The Executive Function Connection

Executive Function is like air traffic control for your brain. It is where working memory, thinking, and self-regulation work together to get you throu…

Your Element – The Genie in Us (genius) by Terri Novacek

  Your Element – The Genie in Us (genius) It is one year since our local schools and businesses closed or changed their operations…