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Wednesday, May 25, 2016

ERT025: Zen Mountain Monastery with Dan Tricarico (@thezenteacher) - Developing Zen as a Teacher

On this episode of the EduRoadTrip, we interview Dan Tricarico, an educator, author and speaker from San Diego, CA. He’s been teaching English at West Hills High School for the last twenty-three years. Dan is also the author of “The Zen Teacher: Creating Focus, Simplicity, and Tranquility in the Classroom.”

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Main Segment
Dan Tricarico is an educator, author, and speaker who has worked as an English teacher at West Hills High School in San Diego, California for twenty-three years. His new passion is helping teachers create peace in their classrooms through the techniques found in his book The Zen Teacher: Creating Focus, Simplicity, and Tranquility in the Classroom.
Twitter: @thezenteacher
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Travel Agent
This week we featured James Sanders and Mark Hammons as our Travel Agents. They are the co-founders of Breakout EDU, an immersive and engaging platform for student inquiry based on the escape room concept. Find them online at, twitter @breakoutedu, James on Twitter @jamestsanders, Mark on Twitter @mhammons.

What’s in Our Suitcase?

This week we featured Breakout EDU Digital, the digital-based offshoot of Breakout EDU, created by Justin and Mari. It takes the components of Breakout EDU and hosts them within a Google Site, using a Google Form with data validation as the locked box. Find more at

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