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SEL Convergence

SEL Convergence

By Thom Stecher
Fireside chats about whole child (and adult) Social Emotional Learning.
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19: Visioning Onward with Dr. Patschke
Dr. Melissa Patschke, co-author of "Visioning Onward: A Guide for ALL Schools", joins us for a conversation about visioning in schools and the important role that all stakeholders have in the process. If you'd like to check out the book for yourself, you can find it here: Amazon Dr. Melissa Patschke Twitter: @Melissapatschke
43:27
March 31, 2021
18: Diversity & Equity: Part 3
Part 3 is here! Thom's conversation with Krista Leh (Educational Consultant specializing in SEL, Diversity & Equity) and Jamillah Parker (School social worker) on diversity and equity moves towards the idea of systemic change. This is the third episode in a multi-part series. This was recorded remotely so please forgive any sound hiccups you may hear.
56:10
September 8, 2020
17: Diversity & Equity: Part 2
We are back for part 2! Thom continues his conversation with Krista Leh (Educational Consultant specializing in SEL, Diversity & Equity) and Jamillah Parker (School social worker) on diversity and equity. This is the second episode in a multi-part series. Krista Leh @Krista_Leh Jamillah Parker @Jamillah_Parker SEL Convergence is honored to have been included in Feedspot's Top 10 Social Emotional Learning Podcasts. Check out the list!
39:48
August 8, 2020
16: Diversity & Equity: Part 1
In this episode, Thom connects virtually with Krista Leh (Educational Consultant specializing in SEL, Diversity & Equity) and Jamillah Parker (School social worker) to begin a conversation on diversity and equity. This is the first episode in a multi-part series. Krista Leh @Krista_Leh Jamillah Parker @Jamillah_Parker
48:12
July 21, 2020
15: 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
14: 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
13: 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
34:47
February 9, 2020
12: 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
37:33
January 3, 2020
11: 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
10: 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.
30:40
August 18, 2019
9: 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.
28:44
April 22, 2019
8: 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
7: 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.
41:13
January 15, 2019
6: 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
5: Kindness
Kindness is survival. We are hardwired for it despite the social norms that we so often find ourselves trapped in.
17:49
January 1, 2019
4: Empathy
What is empathy? Is it just a buzzword or is it a reasarched and proven component of human success?
42:32
December 25, 2018
3: 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.
24:21
December 18, 2018
2: 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
1: 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