24 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
    • 5.0, 11 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: 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
    Mini-episode: Why Adults Need Social-Emotional Learning with Rachel Kamb

    Mini-episode: Why Adults Need Social-Emotional Learning with Rachel Kamb

    This mini-episode of Grow Kinder (at Home) features Rachel Kamb, product manager at Committee for Children. Rachel discusses why social-emotional skills can be beneficial for adults, ways to practice gratitude during this difficult time, and easy ways for listeners to take care of their own wellness.

    To access a free, digital gratitude exercise inspired by the forthcoming Committee for Children social-emotional learning (SEL) for adults program, visit SecondStepSELA.org.

    • 31 min
    Mini-episode: How to Support Anxious Kids During a Crisis

    Mini-episode: How to Support Anxious Kids During a Crisis

    In this mini-episode of Grow Kinder (at Home), hosts Andrea Lovanhill and Mia Doces discuss their families’ responses to stay-at-home orders and a recent article in The Atlantic about childhood anxiety. Andrea and Mia work through challenging questions including whether the world is more stressful now for kids, how parents can use social-emotional skills to support anxious kids during and after the pandemic, and why offering kindness and compassion to anxious children is not accommodation.

    To read “What Happened to American Childhood?” by Kate Julian, click here: https://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2020/05/childhood-in-an-anxious-age/609079/

    • 25 min
    Mini-episode: Teaching Kindness and Practicing Self-Care with Rachel Lovan

    Mini-episode: Teaching Kindness and Practicing Self-Care with Rachel Lovan

    During COVID-19-related school closures, many educators are working harder than ever to support their kids’ academic, social, and emotional learning from a distance.

    In honor of Teachers Appreciation Week and teachers everywhere, this mini-episode of Grow Kinder features a pre-pandemic conversation with Rachel Lovan, an elementary school teacher from rural Kentucky. Rachel is an educator with more than seven years of experience, and she believes social-emotional learning can positively transform the lives of students.

    Rachel talks with us about formative experiences early on in her career as a teacher, the importance of self-care in preventing teacher burnout, and what her grandmother taught her about kindness.

    • 22 min
    Introducing Grow Kinder (at Home)

    Introducing Grow Kinder (at Home)

    Hosts Andrea Lovanhill and Mia Doces announce Grow Kinder (at Home), a new series of Grow Kinder mini-episodes designed to help listeners through the dramatic changes brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic. In each mini-episode, Andrea and Mia talk about how kindness affects their day-to-day lives while sheltering in place. They also explore how social-emotional learning and empathy can help listeners navigate crises and weather any storm.

    • 51 sec
    Preventing Youth Suicide During the Pandemic with Jordan Posamentier

    Preventing Youth Suicide During the Pandemic with Jordan Posamentier

    From school closures to social distancing, the outbreak of the novel coronavirus has altered our everyday lives and highlighted the significance of not only implementing public health best practices like handwashing, but also taking care of our mental health. In honor of Mental Health Awareness Month, this episode of Grow Kinder features Committee for Children's Director of Policy and Advocacy, Jordan Posamentier.

    Posamentier talks with us about student mental wellness, youth suicide prevention, and how the pandemic has affected these issues. He walks us through recent data on youth suicide, how social-emotional learning can act as a protective factor, and what educators and policymakers are doing to support prevention.

    To learn more about how social-emotional learning can address and mitigate risk factors for youth suicide, visit https://www.cfchildren.org/policy-advocacy/sel-and-youth-suicide-prevention/.

    To support Posamentier’s and Committee for Children’s policy and advocacy work, visit https://www.cfchildren.org/policy-advocacy/.

    For help, contact the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline for free anytime by calling 800-273-8255 or texting "TALK" to 741741.

    • 35 min

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