TeacherGoal #14: Develop an Emotionally-Inclusive Classroom with Brian Dinkins

"When you are talking with people and you listen intently, get good at listening, because for many people, being a good listener is the closest thing to being loved.


Dr. Brian Dinkins
CEO, Center for Empowering Education

The importance of emotional inclusion in education can never be stressed enough. In this episode, Dr. Brian Dinkins stresses the importance of building relationships with those you minister to and reminds listeners that it's important to be authentic in your interactions with others. 

Dr. Brian Dinkins is a rising professional development trainer, keynote, and motivational speaker for the Center for Empowering Education where he serves as CEO. Brian teaches future principals in the educational leadership program at Marian & Butler University in Indianapolis, IN.  Dr. Dinkins has served as turnaround principal in four high poverty schools, including traditional, charter, and private schools, and has committed his work to advance educational equity for children and families in need.

Tune in to learn how to utilize the power of emotions to build a positive legacy in the lives of our students!

3 TeacherGoal Tips

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Tip 1:

Teaching children emotional vocabulary can help them to identify and manage their emotions effectively

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Tip 2:
Spend the day with yourself cataloging your emotions to begin developing your own emotional intelligence

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Tip 3:
Integrating emotions into the classroom is important because it creates conditions that teach students how to respond when they are feeling emotions

This Episode Features...

Brian Dinkins

Dr. Brian Dinkins is a rising professional development trainer, keynote, and motivational speaker for the Center for Empowering Education where he serves as CEO. Brian also serves as assistant professor at Butler University, were he serves as director of the Experiential Program for Preparing School Principals (EPPSP). Raised by a single mother in the inner city of Indianapolis, he achieved poorly graduating with a 1.9gpa but with support of public school teachers, coaches, and mentors, earned a B.A. from Purdue University where he played football for the Big Ten Boilermakers. He went on to complete two master’s degrees, Ed.S, and doctorate in educational leadership from Ball State University. Dr. Dinkins has served as turnaround principal in four high poverty schools, including traditional, charter, and private schools and has committed his work to serving children and families in need.

Erica Terry, Host

Erica Terry is a 19 year educator with experience as Chief Academic Officer, School Counselor and High School Science Teacher. 

She is the author of Time, Grace & Space: 10 Minute Journal to Prioritize Teacher Wellness & Self-Care, Classroom to CEO in 30 Days and founder of Healthy Wealthy Educators, where she provides actionable tools and resources that empower you to live a healthy lifestyle and build generational wealth by creating multiple streams of income. 

While inspiring educators to create a life they love embodies her professional passion, her husband, Melvin and daughter, Eva are the driving force and greatest blessings in her life. You can find her hanging out on Instagram @healthywealthyeducators

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