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By Frameworks of Tampa Bay
This podcast focuses on all things social and emotional learning (SEL) for parents and educators. Gain research-based tips and tools for embedding and applying SEL all day, every day, and hear valuable perspectives from the field. Hosted by Frameworks of Tampa Bay, a nonprofit that empowers educators, youth services professionals, and parents and guardians with training, coaching, and research-based resources to equip students of all ages with social and emotional skills. To learn more, visit
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Goal Setting: It’s for You!
Goal setting is most impactful when it aligns with your personal and professional vision. Join us to learn from two masters of goal setting, Joann Farrell Quinn of JFQ Consulting and the University of South Florida and Lance Zingale of Sykes Enterprises, Incorporated.
December 16, 2020
Setting Goals That Stick
What sets the typical New Year's Resolution--well intended but soon a distant memory--apart from goals that stick? Join us to explore the ins and outs of impactful goal setting. You owe it to yourself!
December 02, 2020
Smile Files and a Glass Half Full
Gratitude isn't just for Thanksgiving! Join us to hear the stories of how two individuals, financial advisor Nikki Stokes of Northwestern Mutual and educator Amy Ragg of Academy Prep Center of Tampa, have made gratitude central to their personal and professional lives. 
November 18, 2020
An Attitude of Gratitude
It's the season of Thanksgiving, but gratitude actually is a health and wellness strategy that applies year-round. Learn how to practice gratitude intentionally as individuals, with children and students, and in the workplace.
November 04, 2020
Growth Mindset: Refrigerator Work
Join us to hear an interview on growth mindset with special guest Rennex Franklin, school counselor at Broward Elementary School in Hillsborough County (Tampa). Your refrigerator will never look the same.
October 21, 2020
Growth Mindset: Nurturing Effort Over Achievement
We're back! In this episode, join us to learn all about growth mindset, why it's important, and how to nurture it in ourselves and in our children. 
October 07, 2020
The Future of SEL and Education in Trying Times
We’ve made it! The 2019-2020 school year has come to end, and what a wild year it has been! With the relief of this year being over, we can’t help but ask ourselves, what about next year? What will it look like, what will it feel like? And furthermore, with COVID-19 still an ongoing pandemic and protests currently taking place all over the country, what does or will social emotional learning look like?
June 05, 2020
A New Normal: Empathy in Times of Crisis
Empathy is not only the ability to understand how others are feeling, but also the ability to share those feelings. In times of crisis, the ability to empathize with others is crucial. In this episode, we will share ways to build and practice empathy in our children, as well as ourselves.
May 22, 2020
A New Normal: An SEL Crash Course for Parents & Families
In this new normal, parents and families have taken on the role of teacher. Today, we will give families a crash course in classroom SEL, including building routines, strengthening relationships, and promoting problem solving, initiative, and resilience.
May 08, 2020
A New Normal: Social Distancing Self-Care
Self-Care is an essential component of SEL. With current world events and social distancing, taking care of yourself is more important than ever. In this episode, we will discuss ways for teachers, parents, and families to take care of themselves and others.
April 24, 2020
So Close, Yet So Far: Building Community During Social Distancing
The ability to build and maintain relationships with our students is imperative to the development of social and emotional learning skills.  With the ongoing issues surrounding COVID-19, however, many schools and school systems have transitioned to online learning for the foreseeable future. In this new normal, how do we maintain relationships and our school community when we’re so close, yet so far?
April 10, 2020
Keep Calm and be Kind
Over the past few weeks, our world has changed dramatically. Almost everything we know is now different. In times as uncertain as these, how do we stay calm? How do we show others how to be calm? And how can we let kindness thrive? We will discuss staying calm and being kind on today’s episode of SELementary.
March 27, 2020
Adverse Childhood Experiences
Adverse Childhood Experiences. Over 60% of adults have reported having them. We also know that about half of all children have experienced at least one Adverse Childhood Experience, or ACE. But what are they? What do they include? And most importantly, how can I help students with ACES. We’ll discuss on this episode of SELementary.
March 13, 2020
Creating a Sense of Safety for Students
We’ve probably all been to an event or a party where you don’t know anyone? In these instances, how do you feel? Are you a little nervous? Hesitant? Do you run to the one person you do know as soon as you see them? Do you locate the nearest exits, as well as the bathroom just in case? I think, for many of at least, we can easily understand and relate to this feelings. This is because safety is our brain’s primary concern. It wants to ensure that we are as safe as possible. Now, think about our students. Do they feel safe? Do we provide a safe environment? And what happens when kids don’t feel safe?
February 28, 2020
Responding vs. Reacting
We spend a great deal of our lives reacting to people, events, and situations around us. Reactions, however, are just that; actions performed, or feelings experienced in response to situations or events. Reactions are almost always immediate and often not the most appropriate response to situations. So, how can we begin responding to the world around us instead of reacting?Let’s discuss this together on this week’s edition of SELementary, brought to you by Frameworks of Tampa Bay.
February 14, 2020
Maintaining Composure
How do we resolve conflict and behavior issues in the classroom? What is the best way to calm students down? And how do I stay calm in the process? We’ll talk about maintaining composure on this episode of SELementary.
January 31, 2020
Student Stress Relief
Stress. It can be toxic. It affects our mood. It affects our health. And we all have it! But what about the children in our care? We know they have stress too, but do they also have the skills to cope with it? Do they have the words to express? And do they have the resilience to overcome it? We’ll talk about this and more on today’s episode of SELementary, brought to you by Frameworks of Tampa Bay!
January 17, 2020
Stress Relief for Teachers
As educators we're used to stress, however, long-term and prolonged stress can have grave effects on our health. In this episode, we will discuss all aspects of stress, including how we can reduce our own stress in order to better-serve our students. 
January 03, 2020