About the Podcast

Social-emotional skills, such as empathy, emotion management, and positive communication, are important inside and outside of classrooms. Their impact continues long after students leave school and enter society. A first-of-its-kind social-emotional learning (SEL) podcast, Grow Kinder® features 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.

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Hosts

Photo of Andrea Lovanhill Chief Executive Officer
Photo of Tia Kim, PhD Vice President of Education, Research, and Impact
Photo of Shauna McBride Vice President of Public Relations and Communications
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Intent vs. Impact with Baionne Coleman

In this episode, host Shauna McBride speaks with Baionne Coleman, founding partner of the nonprofit Global Majority Consortium and CEO and principal of Rainier Valley Leadership Academy, an anti-racist middle and high school focused on dismantling systemic oppression through scholar leadership.Read More

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Where Do We Go from Here?

In this episode of Grow Kinder®, co-hosts reflect on all of the changes and challenges of the past year. They talk about how listeners can use lessons from Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s foundational text Where Do We Go from Here: Chaos or Community? to approach the next school year.Read More

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Bonus: Preventing Race-Based Bullying with Captain Compassion and Dr. Jasmine Williams

Senior research scientist Dr. Jasmine Williams joins us on the podcast today to talk about the 2020 Captain Compassion campaign to prevent bullying, new comic strips that empower kids to stand against racially motivated cyberbullying, and the Decoder Wheel contest to win a one-of-a-kind illustration with Captain Compassion herself.Read More

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We’ll Be Back Soon

The Grow Kinder podcast will be going on a short hiatus. We’ll be back in the fall with brand new conversations with leaders in education, tech, business, and the arts.Read More

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School Culture vs. Climate with Greg Lucas

As educators and families across the country get ready for back-to-school, we are thrilled to share this pre-pandemic conversation with Greg Lucas, from New Visions for Public Schools in New York City. Greg talks with us about the nuances between school culture and school climate, the importance of social-emotional learning for adults, and why we should never take kindness for granted.Read More