Self-Care While Social Distancing

A podcast about living and learning in the age of screentime. Welcome to Episode 15 of Season Two: Self-Care While Social Distancing.

This episode is a special episode of the Technopanic Podcast in which we discuss the challenges of parenting, and teaching in a global pandemic.

Big Questions

How can we care for ourselves (and our children) during the COVID-19 shutdown?

Special Guest

Chris Mazura was named an Educator of Excellence by the Office of the Governor of the State of New York and New York State English Council in 2018. He is a HS ELA teacher specializing in writing instruction in inclusive classrooms, with a focus on writing for civic engagement across the content areas. 

Chris is also a Co-Director of the Capital District Writing Project and a PhD candidate. His research interests include the intersection of early career teacher learning and advocating for equity, and the practice of presence in the professional and personal lives of educators.


Provides frame to think about:

  • Physical – sleep, diet, exercise, health
  • Social – face-to-face time, nurture relationships
  • Mental – mental stimulation
  • Spiritual – reflection on life, being fulfilled
  • Emotional – recharge, process emotions

What we’re reading

About the author

Ian O'Byrne

Dr. W. Ian O’Byrne is a educator, researcher, & speaker. His work centers on teaching, learning, and technology. He investigates the literacy practices of individuals as they read, write, and communicate in online & hybrid spaces.

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