Education in the Face of Unprecedented Challenges
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One year ago, we set out to document how educators were leveraging research in their practice to help all learners thrive. We could not have anticipated how the COVID-19 pandemic would transform our project and bring even greater urgency to this work.

The resulting stories explore how educators are responding to the new realities of school—both drawing on research and developing entirely original strategies.

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‘If I Could Handle This, I Can Handle Anything’: First-Year Teachers Reflect on the Pandemic
Voices

‘If I Could Handle This, I Can Handle Anything’: First-Year Teachers Reflect on the Pandemic

By Emily Tate
Voices

‘If I Could Handle This, I Can Handle Anything’: First-Year Teachers Reflect on the Pandemic

By Emily Tate
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Teacher, Interrupted: Leaning into Social-Emotional Learning Amid the COVID-19 Crisis
Social-Emotional Learning

Teacher, Interrupted: Leaning into Social-Emotional Learning Amid the COVID-19 Crisis

By Christina Cipriano
Social-Emotional Learning

Teacher, Interrupted: Leaning into Social-Emotional Learning Amid the COVID-19 Crisis

By Christina Cipriano
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How 3 Techniques From Cognitive Psychology Reinvigorated My Math Classroom
Voices

How 3 Techniques From Cognitive Psychology Reinvigorated My Math Classroom

By Torre' Mills
Voices

How 3 Techniques From Cognitive Psychology Reinvigorated My Math Classroom

By Torre' Mills
Teachers College Record

School Climate: Research, Policy, Teacher Education and Practice

By Jonathan Cohen and Nicholas M. Michelli
Carnegie Mellon: ETC Press

Handbook of Research on K-12 Online and Blended Learning, 2nd Edition

Edited by Richard E. Ferdig and Kathryn Kennedy
Contemporary Educational Psychology

Intrinsic and Extrinsic Motivation From a Self-Determination Theory Perspective: Definitions, Theory, Practices, and Future Directions

By Richard M. Ryan and Edward L. Deci
Upjohn Institute for Employment Research

Who Believes in Me? The Effect of Student-Teacher Demographic Match on Teacher Expectations

By Seth Gershenson, Stephen B. Holt and Nicholas Papageorge
Vox

Is Mindfulness Meditation Good for Kids? Here’s What the Science Actually Says.

By Brian Resnick
Brookings

What the coronavirus reveals about the digital divide between schools and communities

By Nicol Turner Lee
Clinical Psychology Review

Upward Spirals of Positive Emotions Counter Downward Spirals of Negativity: Insights from the Broaden-and-Build Theory and Affective Neuroscience on The Treatment of Emotion Dysfunctions and Deficits in Psychopathology

By Eric L. Garland, Barbara Fredrickson, Ann M. Kring, David P. Johnson, Piper S. Meyer, and David L. Penn
Project Description
Educators are leveraging—and conducting—research in innovative ways in order to serve the whole child. The pandemic has only increased the urgency of this work. Our project seeks to understand how educators are doing this critical work—and what supports they need. Our project consisted of the following four elements:

Stories

We sourced, curated, edited and published more than 50 stories told by educational practitioners, EdSurge reporters and researchers. Then, we categorized and organized these stories into themes that are relevant to practitioners.

Convenings

We held Virtual Learning Circle with educators around the country on themes explored in articles from our series. We focused the discussion on the relationship between research and practice.

Surveys

We administered a survey to educators to who use instructional technology in the classroom in order to understand how educators are thinking about their teaching practice and the role of technology in that practice and to identify technological products and features that are most helpful to educators. We also administered a follow-up survey to participants in our Virtual Learning Circles that explored how educators make decisions to change their practice; how educators use research in their practice and what actions participants took as a result of participating in the Virtual Learning Circle.

Interviews

We conducted follow-up interviews with a subset of educators who responded to our survey. We also conducted interviews with developers of instructional technology products commonly cited by survey respondents.

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For more on methodology, download our report or contact research@edsurge.com .
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