What’s woodworking have to do with education? What’s teaching have to do with mental health? What do woodworking, teacher, mental health, and darn good people have in common? Brent Duka, that’s what! Today’s podcast guest, Brent Duka of @classroomandwoodwork, is a classroom teacher who found a passion for woodworking during the pandemic. Over the course of time, he found that his new hobby was helping him cope with the many stresses of teaching during a pandemic, and he’s turned that hobby into a thriving business. Tune in to hear Brent’s story and how his lessons can shape relationships on your IEP teams, no matter your role.
Meet my guest:
Hi, I'm Brent. I am a dad, husband, and a 4th grade teacher here in San Jose, California. I also enjoy woodworking, and I like to combine this craft with teaching to make products for the classroom.