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.

4. The Importance of Play with Dr. Kathy Hirsh-Pasek

How has the science of learning evolved, and have schools done enough to keep up? How does play promote executive functioning? How does the human brain depend on relationships for learning? In this episode, Sara speaks with Dr. Kathy Hirsh-Pasek from the Brookings Institute to explore these questions and more.      In the Saracast, […]

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3. Moving SEL Policy into Practice with Nick Yoder

Social emotional development is foundational to learning, and educational policy plays a critical role in shaping how SEL happens in schools. But how does educational policy inform SEL at the state, district, and school level? Host Sara LaHayne speaks with Nick Yoder, the former Director of Policy and Practice at the Collaborative for Academic, Social, […]

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2. SEL Implementers vs. SEL Sustainers with Dr. Maurice Elias

In this episode, Sara speaks with Dr. Maurice Elias, the Director of the Social-Emotional & Character Development Lab at Rutgers University and the “Godfather of SEL,” about the importance of sustainability when it comes to social emotional learning.      About Dr. Maurice Elias Maurice J. Elias is a professor in the Psychology Department at […]

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1. Encountering Resistance, Leaning into the Creative Arts with Dave Adams

In this episode, Sara speaks with Dave Adams, the Senior Director of Strategy and Director of Social Emotional Learning at Urban Assembly to discuss encountering resistance and leaning into the creative arts & SEL.      About David Adams David Adams is the Director of Social-Emotional Learning at The Urban Assembly. He previously served as […]

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Welcome to the Saracast: Conversations in Social Emotional Learning

Welcome to the Saracast: Conversations in Social Emotional Learning! Meet Sara LaHayne, an entrepreneur, CEO, mom to two toddlers, an artist, a dancer, and host of the Saracast. Join Sara each week as she speaks with experts in the field of social emotional learning to better understand the science and impact of this transformative work. […]

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