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The Catholic Teacher Daily Podcast


May 2, 2018

Josh Varner is a husband, father, football coach and the Social and Emotional counsellor at Helias Catholic High School in Jefferson City Missouri.

Like many of us, Josh was blessed to receive encouragement and support at a key time in his life from great teachers and coaches. He learned to give back and after a season as a social worker he now dedicates his life to building relationships of genuine support, challenge and encouragement with every young person he can.

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Greg Bottaro's work on Catholic Mindfulness is here:


Key Discussion Points

*What is the difference between transactional and transformational relationships?

*How do we create boundaries as teachers between school and home?

*How can we help young people deal with anxiety and other modern issues such as lack of empathy?

*What are some of the key things that make a Catholic school such a special place?