SEL Convergence

SEL Convergence

By Thom Stecher
Fireside chats about whole child (and adult) Social Emotional Learning.
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The Center of Wellness
In this episode, Mike Quintans joins us fireside to discuss the intricacies of physical wellness and how our physical wellbeing is connected to the rest of what makes us human. SEL Convergence is honored to have been included in Feedspot's Top 10 Social Emotional Learning Podcasts. Check out the list!
40:13
April 10, 2020
Spring-Ford is United
In this episode, Thom and Mike travel to Spring-Ford High School to meet with the teachers and students who are living SEL every day in their school community. Thom takes us through the process of this amazingly successful program.
44:48
March 4, 2020
Can I go to the nurse?
Thom brings Becky Kilfoy, School Nurse, and Sarah Weber, School Counselor, into the studio to talk about their unique and powerful collaboration at West Vincent Elementary School. Becky Kilfoy Twitter: @NurseKilfoy Blog: https://rkilfoy.wixsite.com/website Sarah Weber Email: sarahweber@ojrsd.net
34:46
February 9, 2020
Mindfulness
In this episode, Thom invites Brian Aikens of Insight Minds into the studio to discuss the role that mindfulness can and should play for educators and their students. Brian can be found: Twitter: @Insight_Minds Instagram: @insight_minds Web: www.insightminds.com
37:32
January 3, 2020
The Unicorn Squad - An SEL Tale
In this episode, Thom invites a special guest into the studio to talk about how integrating SEL has reshaped her classroom.
37:43
September 2, 2019
What is LifeSkills?
Thom and Mike take the show on the road in this episode! Recorded at the LifeSkills Conference in Elizabethtown, they sit down with two very invested staff members to talk about the impact of their work.
30:39
August 18, 2019
It's Just Business
In this episode of SEL Convergence we push into uncomfortable territory and address one of the most pervasive problems in the professional world. "It's Just Business" is an attempt to remove emotion from a relationship.
28:43
April 22, 2019
Soft Skills
There's no such thing as a soft skill, just a soft heart. A soft heart can't be supported by anything less than a strong foundation.
31:33
April 12, 2019
Wellness
Thom and Mike welcome Jessie McFarland into the studio to talk about the aspects of wellness that so many of us sacrifice while serving others. Remember, you can't pour from an empty cup.
41:12
January 15, 2019
Gratitude
This time we are digging deeper into the science of please and thank you. Gratitude is often given away to others, but we receive a lot in return.
17:32
January 8, 2019
Kindness
Kindness is survival. We are hardwired for it despite the social norms that we so often find ourselves trapped in.
17:48
January 1, 2019
Empathy
What is empathy? Is it just a buzzword or is it a reasarched and proven component of human success?
42:31
December 25, 2018
Classroom Community - Part 2
In this two-part podcast, Thom and Mike take a detailed approach in explaining how a strong classroom community is founded and nurtured.
24:20
December 18, 2018
Classroom Community - Part 1
In this two-part podcast, Thom and Mike take a detailed approach in explaining how a strong classroom community is founded and nurtured.
32:31
December 11, 2018
What is Social Emotional Learning?
A first conversation with Thom Stecher about his foundations for Social Emotional Learning and it's importance in education.
27:16
December 4, 2018