The Saracast: Conversations in Social Emotional Learning

The Saracast: Conversations in Social Emotional Learning invites listeners to a deep-dive into the field of social emotional wellness. With weekly episodes featuring interviews with researchers, scientists, educators, and experts in the field, The Saracast connects the science of social emotional learning with the practice of applying SEL to our daily lives.

Difficult Discussions: How You Can Support Children Through Grief

In the final part of our special series, we discuss how parents and educators can support students through processing death, grief, and loss. Featuring David Adams from The Urban Assembly, Rebecca Soffer from Modern Loss, psychotherapist George Hagman, and Tiffany Papageorge, author of My Yellow Balloon, this is part three of our special three-part series on Difficult […]

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Difficult Discussions: Supporting Grief and Loss with SEL

We continue our conversation from SEL Day to explore the role of SEL in supporting grief and loss. Featuring David Adams, Rebecca Soffer, George Hagman, and Tiffany Papageorge hosted by Sara Potler LaHayne from Move This World in part two of this special three-part series on Difficult Discussions: Grief and Loss. About David Adams David […]

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Difficult Discussions: What does grief look like?

International SEL Day invites us to think about the role that social emotional learning has played in our lives this year, supporting our families through the challenges we’ve been experiencing. One of the biggest challenges: grief and loss. Join us as we speak with David Adams, CEO of The Urban Assembly, Rebecca Soffer, Founder of […]

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10. Navigating a Pandemic: A Conversation with Principals

In the Season 1 Finale of the Saracast, we look back on 2020 with principals Kevyn Bowles and Jessica Drzewucki from NYC and Dr. Melinda Johnson from Charles County, Maryland to learn about their experience leading their school communities through a global pandemic. In the Saracast, Sara uses Creative Exercises to ground herself & her […]

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9. Shifting the Paradigm with Mathew Portell

What does it look like for an entire school to shift to centering trauma-informed practices? In this episode, Sara speaks with Mathew Portell, principal of Fall-Hamilton Elementary and founder of Paradigm Shift Education, about creating a school culture that centers on social emotional learning and trauma-informed practices.  In the Saracast, Sara uses Creative Exercises to […]

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8. The Power of Data with Dr. Clark McKown

How does assessment strengthen SEL instruction? In this episode, Sara speaks with Dr. Clark McKown, Founder & President of xSEL Labs, about the role that assessments play in social emotional learning, prejudice reduction, and equity.  In the Saracast, Sara uses Creative Exercises to ground herself & her guests before each interview. We can bring moments […]

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7. Managing Stress Through Mindfulness with Dina Nunziato

Stress takes on a whole new meaning in 2020. How can you give yourself moments of micro-recoveries throughout your stressful days? In this episode, Sara speaks with Dina Nunziato, LCSW, the Director of Counseling & Psychological Services at the Health & Wellness Center at Sarah Lawrence College about recognizing stress in the body, mindfulness and […]

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6. Community-Building and Vulnerability in the Classroom with Kristie-Anne Opaleski

Social emotional learning is not just for elementary school. What does SEL look like in high school? In this episode, Sara speaks with Kristie-Anne Opaleski, an educator and teaching coach who currently teaches high school English, to learn more about what social emotional learning looks like in a high school classroom.  In the Saracast, Sara […]

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5. Making the Shift: Universal Social Emotional Learning with Christopher Soto and James Futrell from Durham Public Schools

Social emotional learning is more than just a classroom practice. What can it look like for an entire district to adopt social emotional learning? In this episode, Sara speaks with James Futrell, Director of Student Services for Engagement and Access, and Christopher Soto, Social-Emotional Learning + Mental Health Coordinator at Durham Public Schools, to learn […]

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