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Staff Support and Wellbeing Resources

The New Three Rs

Tools for The New Three Rs






The 180 Podcast

7 Tips for Parents and Caregivers: Reassuring Children During the Coronavirus Outbreak

People, Adult, Autumn, Back, Boy, Casual, Child

The most powerful tool that we as adults have to manage stress and to help our young people manage stress is the human relationship. Because relationships that are strong and trustful release the hormone oxytocin and oxytocin can restore a child’s sense of safety.

Wellness for Adults and Children: Back to Basics Blog Series

In Turnaround’s Back to Basics blog series, Sheila Ohlsson Walker, Ph.D. illuminates how and why a handful of synergistic, simple, and scientifically grounded lifestyle choices offer adults as well as children protection from the novel coronavirus and fortify mental and physical health for life.

Edutopia’s How Learning Happens

More than 20 videos showcasing teaching practices, grounded in the science of learning and development, that educators can use in their classrooms right away. The series features expertise in science and practice from Turnaround for Children Founder and Senior Science Advisor, Pamela Cantor, M.D., and Learning Policy Institute President and CEO Linda Darling-Hammond, Ed.D.

Science of Learning and Development Papers

Five Non-Negotiables for Whole-Child Design

Vision for School and Student Success

A Framework for Transformational Change

Knowledge from educational practice and research together clearly points toward a whole-child purpose as the driving force of school transformation, actualized through a set of systems, structures and practices that promote a supportive environment, developmental relationships and integrated academic, skill and mindset development for all students.

Building Blocks for Learning


Additional Resources

  • Turnaround contributed to the COVID-19 Education Coalition collection of resources to help parents and educators promote students’ social-emotional and cognitive development.
  • Turnaround’s “Stress and the Brain” resource was included in CASEL’s new report: “Reunite, Renew, and Thrive: Social and Emotional Learning Roadmap for Reopening School.”
  • The Educating All Learners Alliance (50+ partners, including Turnaround), launched a microsite with resources for schools, districts, and state leadership to ensure inclusion of students with disabilities in fall 2020.
  • Turnaround Founder Pamela Cantor, M.D. was quoted in FutureEd’s Blueprint for Testing, which outlines how and when states, school districts, and schools should use assessments when schools begin reopening.
  • Dr. Cantor was as a member of the consensus panel for CRPE’s Learning as We Go: Principles for Effective Assessment During the COVID-19 Pandemic. The report synthesizes the panel’s insights on diagnostic assessments and their role in helping educators and parents support student learning.
  • Coronavirus (COVID-19) Pandemic Resources