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A social-emotional learning (SEL) podcast featuring conversations with thought leaders in education who explore how SEL can help us navigate society’s most pressing challenges and create a kinder, more compassionate world. Hosted by Andrea Lovanhill, Tia Kim, PhD, and Shauna McBride. Learn more at GrowKinderPodcast.org.

Brought to you by Committee for Children.

The Grow Kinder Podcast Committee for Children

    • Education
    • 4.6 • 17 Ratings

A social-emotional learning (SEL) podcast featuring conversations with thought leaders in education who explore how SEL can help us navigate society’s most pressing challenges and create a kinder, more compassionate world. Hosted by Andrea Lovanhill, Tia Kim, PhD, and Shauna McBride. Learn more at GrowKinderPodcast.org.

Brought to you by Committee for Children.

    Integrating Social-Emotional Skills into Schoolwide Behavior

    Integrating Social-Emotional Skills into Schoolwide Behavior

    In this episode of the Grow Kinder® podcast, Committee for Children Chief of Staff Shauna McBride talks with Katie Wohlford-McCracken, recipient of our Second Step® Educator of the Year Award and counselor at Fairview Elementary School, a National Blue Ribbon School outside of Asheville, NC.

    Katie shares how her school integrates social-emotional skills directly into its school-wide behavior expectations. Students are expected to be assertive and ask for what they want or need, as well as be able to stop and name overwhelming feelings and work to calm themselves down.

    Katie attributes her school’s success to teachers being fully on board and SEL being the “base language” at Fairview. SEL success, she explains, can often be identified by what you don’t see, like disruptions. Instead, students are quietly engaged and learning.

    Katie shares her favorite part of Second Step’s curriculum and how she weaves personal stories into her lessons. Shauna and Katie explore misconceptions about SEL and what parents and community members can do to amplify SEL’s benefits.

    To sign up with Committee for Children to advocate for children’s social-emotional well-being, click here: https://www.cfchildren.org/sign-up-stay-informed/

    Stay tuned for more episodes on our thought-provoking journey throughout this new season. You can catch us on your favorite podcast platforms such as Apple Podcasts, Spotify, SoundCloud, and more.

    For additional information, visit: https://www.cfchildren.org/podcasts/

    Don’t forget to engage with us by filling out our listener survey: forms.office.com/r/2WttRZdfgW

    We created this podcast for you, and your feedback is invaluable. Keep an eye on your podcast feeds for the new season, and in the meantime, remember to Grow Kinder!

    • 37 min
    The intersection of Peaceful Parenting and Social-Emotional Learning

    The intersection of Peaceful Parenting and Social-Emotional Learning

    In this episode of the Grow Kinder® podcast, Dr. Tia Kim interviews Dr. Laura Markham, a renowned clinical psychologist, author of the Peaceful Parent series of books, and the founder of Aha! Parenting. Throughout the episode, the pair explores the concept of peaceful parenting. Peaceful parenting focuses on self-regulation, connection with children, and coaching rather than controlling kids. Dr. Markham emphasizes the importance of parents and caregivers being mindful of their own social-emotional skills in order to effectively teach these skills to their children. Dr. Markham also highlights the significance of social-emotional learning in both the home and school environments, stating that these skills are essential for building healthy relationships and communities - now and for future generations.

    Dr. Markham introduces "Aha! Parenting" as a platform that provides support and guidance for parents in utilizing peaceful and connected parenting approaches. Aha! Parenting was founded to support parents to create a more peaceful home and happy, responsible, considerate kids. Concrete examples are given of how parents can apply these strategies with both toddlers and teenagers. Learn more about Aha! Parenting here: https://www.ahaparenting.com/about

    To sign up with Committee for Children to advocate for children’s social-emotional well-being, click here: www.cfchildren.org/sign-up-stay-informed/

    Stay tuned for more episodes on our thought-provoking journey throughout this new season. You can catch us on your favorite podcast platforms such as Apple Podcasts, Spotify, SoundCloud, and more. For additional information, visit GrowKinderPodcast.org.

    Don’t forget to engage with us by filling out our listener survey: forms.office.com/r/2WttRZdfgW

    We created this podcast for you, and your feedback is invaluable. Keep an eye on your podcast feeds for the new season, and in the meantime, remember to Grow Kinder!

    • 28 min
    The Role of Social-Emotional Learning in Building Strong Communities

    The Role of Social-Emotional Learning in Building Strong Communities

    In this episode of the Grow Kinder podcast, host Dr. Tia Kim interviews Amber Coleman-Morley, Senior Director of Community and Culture at The Female Quotient. Throughout the episode, they speak to the importance of social-emotional learning (SEL) in building strong communities, emphasizing the impact of how skills such as empathy and communication foster healthy relationships and help children and adults thrive.

    Dr. Kim and Amber also explore the intersection of SEL and civics education, and how this powerful combination strengthens kindness in society. Amber also shares with listeners her extensive work in developing equity and equality initiatives.

    To learn more about the work of The Female Quotient, click here: https://www.thefemalequotient.com/

    To sign up with Committee for Children to advocate for children’s social-emotional well-being, click here: https://www.cfchildren.org/sign-up-stay-informed/

    Stay tuned for more episodes on our thought-provoking journey throughout this new season. You can catch us on your favorite podcast platforms such as Apple Podcasts, Spotify, SoundCloud, and more. For additional information, visit GrowKinderPodcast.org.

    Don’t forget to engage with us by filling out our listener survey: https://forms.office.com/r/2WttRZdfgW

    We created this podcast for you, and your feedback is invaluable. Keep an eye on your podcast feeds for the new season, and in the meantime, remember to Grow Kinder!

    • 30 min
    Bolstering Adolescent Social, Emotional, and Mental Health with Dr. Kathleen Ethier of the CDC

    Bolstering Adolescent Social, Emotional, and Mental Health with Dr. Kathleen Ethier of the CDC

    In this episode of the Grow Kinder Podcast, host Andrea Lovanhill speaks with Dr. Kathleen Ethier, the director of the Division of Adolescent and School Health at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

    In this enlightening conversation, Andrea and Kathleen dive deep into the pressing issues surrounding the mental health of today's teenagers. We take a close look at the CDC's recent Youth Risk Behavior Survey and the startling findings related to the mental health of teenage girls. We discover the initiatives undertaken by the CDC to help schools address these mental health challenges. In addition, Kathleen offers advice for concerned parents on how they can actively support their children’s social-emotional well-being and development.

    To learn more about the CDC’s work with schools, click here: https://www.cdc.gov/healthyyouth/whatworks/index.htm

    To read the Youth Risk Behavior Report, click here: https://www.cdc.gov/healthyyouth/data/yrbs/pdf/YRBS_Data-Summary-Trends_Report2023_508.pdf

    To sign up with Committee for Children to advocate for children’s social-emotional well-being, click here: https://www.cfchildren.org/sign-up-stay-informed/

    Stay tuned for more episodes on our thought-provoking journey throughout this new season. You can catch us on your favorite podcast platforms such as Apple Podcasts, Spotify, SoundCloud, and more. For additional information, visit GrowKinderPodcast.org.

    Don’t forget to engage with us by filling out our listener survey: https://forms.office.com/r/2WttRZdfgW

    We created this podcast for you, and your feedback is invaluable. Keep an eye on your podcast feeds for the new season, and in the meantime, remember to Grow Kinder!

    • 39 min
    The Power of Persistence: Making Long-Term SEL Implementation Work with Dorothy Espelage, PhD

    The Power of Persistence: Making Long-Term SEL Implementation Work with Dorothy Espelage, PhD

    In this episode of the Grow Kinder Podcast, our host Dr. Tia Kim chats with the illustrious Dr. Dorothy L. Espelage. A distinguished professor from the University of North Carolina (UNC) and a cherished partner with Committee for Children, Dorothy brings a wealth of knowledge on Social-Emotional Learning (SEL) and its crucial intersection with bullying prevention.

    Having dedicated over 22 years to research, especially in bullying prevention, Dorothy sheds light on the significant role of SEL in fostering a positive school environment. Throughout their conversation, they touch on the deep relationship between bullying prevention and SEL, the hurdles educators frequently encounter while introducing SEL programs, and the actionable strategies they can employ for smoother implementation.

    This episode is not just an exploration of the significance of SEL; it's a roadmap that offers a solutions-centric approach. It's a must-listen for decision-makers and educators aiming to harness SEL for an enriching academic experience.

    For those eager to dive deeper into Dorothy's pioneering initiatives and research, take a moment to explore the Espelage Lab and click here: https://espelagelab.web.unc.edu/

    To sign up with Committee for Children to advocate for children’s social-emotional well-being, click here: https://www.cfchildren.org/sign-up-stay-informed/

    Stay tuned for more episodes on our thought-provoking journey throughout this new season. To listen to this season’s Grow Kinder podcast episodes, as well as more episodes from our archives, visit GrowKinderPodcast.org.

    Buckle up for this enlightening episode, and don't forget to share your insights with us through our listener survey: https://forms.office.com/r/2WttRZdfgW.

    And don’t forget to Grow Kinder!

    • 29 min
    Fostering Parent-Teacher Collaboration with Helen Westmoreland

    Fostering Parent-Teacher Collaboration with Helen Westmoreland

    In this episode of the Grow Kinder Podcast, host Andrea Lovanhill speaks with Helen Westmoreland, the Director of Family Engagement at the National Parent Teacher Association and cohost of the Notes From the Backpack podcast. In this enlightening conversation, Andrea and Helen dig into the world of family engagement, education, and the power of social-emotional learning (SEL). We discuss why it’s important for parents to not only embrace SEL, but to also champion it, and Helen shares inspiring examples of successful parent-teacher collaborations. Listeners will also learn strategies for how they can support SEL during the school year and beyond. And Helen provides valuable recommendations for parents, caregivers, and educators, offering insights into how they can nurture SEL in their schools and communities year after year.

    To learn more about the National PTA’s Center for family engagement, click here: https://www.pta.org/the-center-for-family-engagement

    To sign up with Committee for Children to advocate for children’s social-emotional well-being, click here: https://www.cfchildren.org/sign-up-stay-informed/

    Stay tuned for more episodes on our thought-provoking journey throughout this new season. To listen to this season's Grow Kinder podcast episodes, as well as more episodes from our archives, visit GrowKinderPodcast.org.

    Don’t forget to engage with us by filling out our listener survey: https://forms.office.com/r/2WttRZdfgW

    We created this podcast for you, and your feedback is invaluable. Keep an eye on your podcast feeds for the new season, and in the meantime, remember to Grow Kinder!

    • 39 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
17 Ratings

17 Ratings

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