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UMN EXT Youth Development Podcast

Youth workers discuss research, theory and best practices. Topics include: youth programs, youth issues, volunteer development, cultural diversity and social and emotional learning.

Apr 26, 2018

Listen to this podcast to hear why Karyn Santl doesn't love camping, but she LOVES 4-H Camp!  Karyn describes the principles of positive youth development she uses while training youth counselors and shares how youth use these skills to plan, implement and evaluate experiences. 

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Apr 19, 2018

How can we apply engineering to dog training?  Margo Bowerman uses her training experience with her dog, Orrie, as an inspiration to discuss the critical elements necessary to teach problem solving to young people.  The four critical elements are A System, Feedback, Time and Team.  She describes how we CAN "teach an old...


Apr 3, 2018

We all want our youth to succeed. We want them to win in the show ring or on the field or court.  But what does that win look like to you? Is it winning the game, or is it learning a new skill or improving their performance? Trisha discusses how being competitive and developing mastery can go hand in hand but there are...