About the Podcast

Social-emotional skills, such as empathy, emotion management, and positive communication, are important inside and outside classroom walls. Their impact continues long after students leave school and enter society. Grow Kinder is a first-of-its-kind social-emotional learning 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.


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Maurice Elias, PhD—Rutgers Social-Emotional and Character Development Lab

On this episode of Grow Kinder, host Andrea Lovanhill is joined by special guest host Joan Cole Duffell, our executive director at Committee for Children. Together they chat with Dr. Maurice Elias, professor of psychology at Rutgers University, about his work in social-emotional learning (SEL), which spans over four decades.… Read More

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Introducing Grow Kinder

Meet Andrea Lovanhill and Mia Doces, the hosts of Committee for Children’s new social-emotional learning-centric podcast, Grow Kinder. In each episode, they’ll talk with thought leaders in the world of education, technology, business,… Read More