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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.

Jun 18, 2020

In this podcast, Brenda Shafer shares tips on how to develop skills in having crucial conversations that are productive and successful.  She encourages listeners to start with heart, focus on what you really want, master your story, keep it "safe" and how to use contrasting statements to fix misunderstandings.

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Jun 11, 2020

What are ways that we can make Math exciting for young people through STEM programming? Educators and volunteers who lead experiences in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) in non-formal and after-school settings will gain ideas on how to help youth overcome the negative attitudes they may have about math. ...


Jun 4, 2020

In Episode 41, Trisha provided information on how to recognize the warning signs and to help youth cope with stress.  In this Episode, she continues  that conversation with five tips on how to talk to youth during stressful times.  Those tips are: Be available, Stop and Listen, Think before you respond, Be patient, and...