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News and Opinion Apr 16, 2021

Pamela Cantor M.D. Mentioned in Edutopia: Too Much Focus on Learning Loss Will Be a Historic Mistake

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Turnaround for Children Founder and Senior Science Advisor, Pamela Cantor, M.D., was mentioned in an article by Edutopia that addresses the need to look beyond “learning loss” as students return to in-person instruction.

Written by Stephen Merrill, the article examines the best ways to go about addressing academic setbacks during the pandemic while also honoring the social, emotional and psychological needs of students. Underlining the science behind classroom practices that better enable students to thrive, the article cites the initial findings of the Science of Learning and Development (SoLD):

Last year a group of renowned researchers and influential educators including Pamela Cantor, MD, Linda Darling-Hammond, and Karen Pittman published a paper on the science of learning and development that didn’t mince words: “The presence and quality of our relationships may have more impact on learning and development than any other factor.”

Read the full article here.