The Deeper Learning Podcast | ‘Exploring Kindness’ with Orange County Superintendent Al Mijares

Why have societies historically valued kindness? How can positive interactions with others impact our physiology? Why do we keep needing to remind ourselves to be kind? And what would happen if an entire county were to embrace kindness?

The Deeper Learning PodcastThese are some of the questions posed by Orange County Superintendent Dr. Al Mijares in the latest edition of The Deeper Learning Podcast, produced by the Orange County Department of Education’s Communications and Media Services unit.

In “Exploring Kindness,” the first new episode of 2018, Dr. Mijares takes listeners on a quest to learn more about the importance of kind acts and compassion. To find answers, he reaches out to a number of prominent figures including neurosurgeon and author Dr. James Doty, Anaheim Mayor Tom Tait, Orange County Sheriff Sandra Hutchens and California State PTA President-elect Celia Jaffe.

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