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
Current Episode
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Social Media and Teen Mental Health with Vicky Rideout

On this episode, host Tia Kim speaks with Vicky Rideout, one of the authors of a new report, “Coping with COVID-19: How Young People Use Digital Media to Manage Their Mental Health.” The report found substantial increases in both depression and social media use among teens and young adults during the COVID-19 pandemic. Further, it investigated the relationship between those two data points. Could social media be causing the rise in depression?Read More

Previous Episodes
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Fostering Children’s Love of Science with Theanne Griffith, PhD

In this episode, host Andrea Lovanhill speaks with Dr. Theanne Griffith, PhD, a neuroscientist and author of the children’s book series The Magnificent Makers. Theanne explains how the environment of curiosity and exploration fostered by her parents helped her grow into the person she is today and influenced the work she’s doing as an author and scientist.Read More

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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