#PEChat Radio Hour: Social and Emotional Learning
by Joey Feith
These are the show notes for the first-ever #PEChat Radio Hour: a live, interactive podcast interview taking place on Twitter Spaces. In this session, I sat down with Karl Mercuri to talk about social and emotional learning. Karl and I actually taught together at the same school a few years back and I have always admired his approach to SEL learning. I was really excited to have him join us on #pechat! Let’s dive in!
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Karl Mercuri is the Social and Emotional Learning Coordinator at The Priory School and a private SEL consultant across schools here in the Greater Montreal area. Originally from Melbourne (Australia), Karl actually started his career teaching physical education there. Earlier in his career, Karl was a facilitator of Kidsmatter (now Be You): a Mental Health and Wellbeing Framework that is implemented throughout Australia. He has dedicated his career to supporting effective social and emotional learning in schools. From studying challenging behaviours, to being trained in positive psychology, to completing courses in emotional intelligence and – more recently – training with The Mehrit Centre in self-regulation: Karl has an absolute wealth of knowledge and experience that he can share with the world and I am so excited to have him on the show.
• Twitter: @Karl_Mercuri
• LinkedIn: Karl Mercuri
Here are some of the resources and links that Karl shared during our interview:
The Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning (CASEL)
“The Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning defined SEL more than two decades ago. Today, [CASEL] support states, districts and schools nationwide and convene leading thinkers to ensure SEL is a priority in every school nationwide.”
The Mood Meter
“RULER is a systemic approach to SEL developed at the Center for Emotional Intelligence. RULER aims to infuse the principles of emotional intelligence into the immune system of preK to 12 schools, informing how leaders lead, teachers teach, students learn, and families support students.”
Thanks again to Karl for sharing his knowledge and expertise with us and thank you to everyone who tuned in to this #PEChat Radio Hour!
🥳 Happy Teaching!
Joey Feith is the founder of ThePhysicalEducator.com. Having taught elementary physical education for 10 years, Joey is now focused on helping physical educators grow their confidence and competence as teachers.
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