29 episodes

A social-emotional learning (SEL) podcast featuring conversations with thought leaders in education, business, tech, and the arts who all have one thing in common: a dedication to growing kinder and helping others do the same. Hosted by Mia Doces and Andrea Lovanhill.

Brought to you by Committee for Children.

The Grow Kinder Podcast Committee for Children

    • Education
    • 4.8, 12 Ratings

A social-emotional learning (SEL) podcast featuring conversations with thought leaders in education, business, tech, and the arts who all have one thing in common: a dedication to growing kinder and helping others do the same. Hosted by Mia Doces and Andrea Lovanhill.

Brought to you by Committee for Children.

    Mini-episode: Why It’s So Hard to Ask for Help

    Mini-episode: Why It’s So Hard to Ask for Help

    On this mini-episode of Grow Kinder (at Home), Andrea and Mia discuss why it’s so hard to ask for help at work, at school, and at home. They also speak about a recent TED talk on the value of allowing mental health days for K–12 students, as well as their own experiences with burnout during their school years.

    Watch the TED talk here: https://www.ted.com/talks/hailey_hardcastle_why_students_should_have_mental_health_days

    • 30 min
    Balancing Screen Time and Real Life with Anya Kamenetz

    Balancing Screen Time and Real Life with Anya Kamenetz

    This episode of Grow Kinder features a pre-pandemic conversation with Anya Kamenetz, National Public Radio (NPR) education correspondent and a host of the NPR podcast Life Kit. Anya joined NPR in 2014 as part of a new initiative to coordinate on-air and online coverage of learning. A contributor to the New York Times, the Washington Post, New York Magazine, and Slate, Anya is the author of several books, including The Art of Screen Time: How Your Family Can Balance Digital Media and Real Life. With families physically distancing and staying inside, children are engaging in the digital world more and more. Anya talks with us about technology’s effect on social-emotional learning, how her research and reporting influence her own parenting style, and common challenges for young families.

    To learn more about Anya’s work, visit www.anyakamenetz.net.

    • 39 min
    Mini-episode: Centering BIPOC Voices

    Mini-episode: Centering BIPOC Voices

    In this mini-episode of Grow Kinder (at Home), Andrea and Mia discuss the importance of leaning into discomfort in conversations about race and centering the voices of the black, indigenous and POC communities. They also ask Grow Kinder listeners which experts they would like to hear from in upcoming episodes. Email suggestions to growkinder@cfchildren.org.

    • 3 min
    Mini-episode: Big Pandemic Feelings with Dr. Sherri Widen, PhD

    Mini-episode: Big Pandemic Feelings with Dr. Sherri Widen, PhD

    This mini-episode of Grow Kinder (at Home) features Committee for Children Director of Research Dr. Sherri Widen, PhD. She talks with us about how she became a character on The Imagine Neighborhood podcast in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic, what it’s like working on a creative project as a researcher, and what parents can do to help bolster kids’ social-emotional skills through summer.

    To listen to The Imagine Neighborhood and join Dr. Sherri, P!h!D!, on some Daily Adventures, visit ImagineNeighborhood.org.

    • 33 min
    Mini-episode: Ways Education Leaders Can Plan to Reopen Schools with Mike Magee

    Mini-episode: Ways Education Leaders Can Plan to Reopen Schools with Mike Magee

    In this mini-episode of Grow Kinder (at Home), Andrea and Mia discuss what school might look like for kids once classrooms reopen in the fall. They also introduce two guest hosts for this special episode: Colleen Oliver, CEO of Committee for Children, and Jordan Posamentier, director of policy and advocacy at Committee for Children.

    Colleen and Jordan interview Mike Magee, CEO of Chiefs for Change, a nonprofit bringing the CEOs of our nation’s state departments of education and city school districts together to influence the future of learning in America. A cofounder and former CEO of Rhode Island Mayoral Academies, Mike has a long history of building statewide networks of regional, diverse-by-design public charter schools and has advocated for dramatic changes to state education policy.

    Mike discusses how superintendents across the nation responded to the COVID-19 pandemic; a brand-new report that provides education leaders with recommendations to prepare for reopening schools this fall; and the role social-emotional learning will play as students transition back to the classroom.

    To learn more about Chiefs for Change, visit chiefsforchange.org. To hear more from Mike Magee, follow him on Twitter at @mcmageejr.

    To read the Chiefs for Change report, visit https://chiefsforchange.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/CFC-TheReturn_5-13-20.pdf

    • 46 min
    Mini-episode: Isolating with Multiple Generations Under One Roof

    Mini-episode: Isolating with Multiple Generations Under One Roof

    In this mini-episode of Grow Kinder (at Home), hosts Mia Doces and Andrea Lovanhill discuss the joys and challenges of sheltering in place when many generations are under one roof. They talk about how their families have navigated isolating together over the past two months, whether children can parent their parents, and how they think their family relationships will be altered after the stay-at-home order is lifted.

    • 30 min

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4.8 out of 5
12 Ratings

12 Ratings

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