When educators are under mental duress, they often focus on how they can help their students. This is both natural and noble. But Howard Stevenson, a Penn GSE clinical psychologist who specializes in trauma, believes educators limit their impact and put themselves at risk if they don’t take steps to care for their well-being.
At the 2016 American Educational Research Association annual conference, Vivian Gadsden, Richard Ingersoll, Laura Perna, and Howard Stevenson were four of 32 scholars sharing research in the Ed-Talk format.
Public and private elementary, middle, and high schools that attain Blue Ribbon status are those where students achieve at high levels or where the achievement gap is narrowing. Penn Alexander was honored for its work narrowing the achievement gap.