Princi•PALS Podcast

PrinciPALS: A Rowland Hall Podcast

Parenting is hard. Teaching is hard. But both are a little bit easier when done in partnership.

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Join princiPALS Emma Wellman and Jij (pronounced “Jay”) de Jesus—along with alumnus-host Conor Bentley ’01—as they examine some of the most common questions and concerns about the preschool and elementary school years, and share methods on how to raise children who thrive. It’s always a great day to visit the princiPALS’ office!

Read more about why we started princiPALS.


1.01: Building Resilience in Children

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In the first episode of princiPALS, we’re discussing resilience—that essential life skill that empowers kids to bounce back from challenges and stressors. Join Emma and Jij as they chat about what resilience in children looks and sounds like, and share ways that caregivers and educators can work together to build this skill.

Further reading:

  • Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance, by Angela Duckworth, co-founder and CEO of Character Lab and professor of psychology at the University of Pennsylvania
  • The Gardener and the Carpenter, by Alison Gopnick, professor of psychology and affiliate professor of philosophy at the University of California, Berkeley
  • The Price of Privilege, by Madeline Levine, psychologist and co-founder of Challenge Success at the Stanford Graduate School of Education

Parent education


Emma Wellman
Beginning School Principalget to know Emma

Jij de Jesus
Lower School Principalget to know Jij

hosted by

Conor Bentley ’01
Conor holds a master’s in education, works in higher education, and has produced several podcasts including the public-radio parody Consider Our Knowledge.

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