Give kids lots of opportunities to COLLABORATE & SELF-CORRECT their SEL challenges
Brief episodes, featuring interviews with respected educators who share their expertise and give you:
There are already many more episodes uploaded on iTunes, etc. (Sometimes it takes a little longer to transfer all the links to this site.)
Gain new layers of appreciation for Nick Terrones’ approach to nurturing the wholistic development of young children, with his clear explanation about the neurophysiological differences between boys and girls …
Criteria for invitations to share conversation on this podcast, are educators' rich experience and creative insights into dimensions of social emotional learning. Ruth Wilson's wisdom unites SEL and Environmental Sustainability.
A few more thoughts that I felt needed even stronger emphasis, because if we don't matter most to the kids in our care, then they will find someplace or someone else... and that's not what any of us want, short or long term.
Mattering most to your own children (and to your students) is the most important 'super power' every teacher and/or parent should aspire to... for everyone's healthy growth and happy development.
Children learn and grow with other kids. Yes, adults nurture, feed, comfort, teach, and model, but assimilation happens, to a significant degree, during time kids spend together ‘processing’ what we’ve tried to teach them.
Life happens, and sometimes Life is rough.
There are times when we are called upon to evoke our most courageous instincts to find the words and actions that will provide the greatest comfort to the young ones in our care.
Rusty May shares important insights about Attachment Theory, with specific ways to nurture the development of students who have different attachment patterns. This is one fascinating and valuable conversation.
Wendy Zacuto expands the boundaries of what even our youngest students need and deserve to understand about the critical role of kindness in the world, which is in so much need of more kindness, more justice,...
What Rae Pica shares with us, in this all-too-brief conversation, is some fun and practical ways to make everyone’s school time flow more smoothly for much happier days.
Children’s sharing is definitely a topic that belongs in any conversation about young children's Social Emotional Learning, but sharing is not a Black & White topic for Cassie Tondreau, today’s guest .
Francis Wardle sees a big part of his responsibility to teachers of young children as giving them advice to effectively advocate for what their education validates as being best for children’s enriched learning environments …
New babies require a LOT of attention.
What can be done to help an older sibling adjust to no longer being the center of attention?
How & Why the specific needs of young boys in early childhood environments must be appropriately addressed... with practical advice for bringing men into young boys’ learning environments .
Francis Wardle, Ph.D. share some of the negative/damaging consequences of educators and/or parents not understanding the inherent differences between young boys and young girls
As educators, one of our major responsibilities is to awaken students’ awareness about how to expand their thinking processes to achieve more constructive outcomes. Meta-cognition is an essential key.
Heart-full and enriching wisdom excerpts from a recorded interview with Mr. Rogers.
The foundational philosophy of Jordan Harrison’s approach is that all kids have everything they need to succeed… within themselves… and he’s just there to help them bring it out from within themselves