The CharacterStrong Podcast: Weekly conversations for anyone in education.
CharacterStrong is an organization that provides curricula and trainings for schools internationally. Our trainings help educators infuse character and social-emotional learning into the daily fabric of any classroom or campus. Our curricula focus on character development in order to help students cultivate social-emotional skills, their emotional intelligence, and help them develop a stronger identity and purpose in school and in the world.
For more information visit our website: characterstrong.com
Using Social-Emotional Learning to Guide School Improvement - Dr. Renee Carr
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We talk with Dr. Carr about how we need to help students to develop SEL skills right now to help prepare them for the future, and some practical ways to help meet students needs.
Mental Health & Well-Being - Dr. Brian Smith
We talk to Dr. Smith about CharacterStrong's approach to mental health and well being from a school wide approach, and how students want to hear the message that it is ok to not be ok.
The Power Of Influence: One Relationship That Led To A Teaching Career - Kris Jenkins
We talk with Kris about how her 2nd grade teacher Mrs. Moore impacted her life in a powerful way and she shares the incredible story about how this led to a career in education.
The Importance Of Connecting With Your "Why" - Chelsea Gallagher
We talk with Chelsea about the importance of connecting with your why, how it's important to share your why with others, and she shares some different ways that we can do this.
The Importance Of Student Voice Data In The SEL Integration Process - Molly Gosline
We talk with Molly about student voice data as part of the SEL integration process of inquiry and action, how they built an action framework and then roadmap, and she shares clear and practical ways on how to make that happen.
Inspiring & Engaging Our Communities Through Athletics - Alex Clark
We talk with Alex about the #STAYPRIME movement and how they focus on inspiring and building community, and about how they use bike rides and fitness to engage students & teach character development.
Thank you to Character Strong for inviting me to be a guest on this podcast. I has been a honor and privilege! It is my hope and prayer that through my story others will share theirs.
Taking care of the whole teacher
Wow! Some great ideas to reflecting on what we can control, community building exercises, and giving us a place for ample resources! As an elementary we are going from hybrid/cohort model to being at the school full time and teachers have been wanting community building activities. This episode had SIMPLE and meaningful examples for both staff and students. And yes, I have been more intentional about taking care of myself but still need those reminders to stay on track. THANK YOU!
This podcast is outstanding. The topics and guests provide quick hits of thought-provoking ideas and discussion surrounding SEL to inspire and empower staff and students.
I love that the host John Norlin takes notes to document what resonates with him and then shares that with the guest and audience. Norlin also provides information for the listener to go deeper after the podcast.
Truly exceptional, top quality content.