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News and Opinion Feb 1, 2022

Pamela Cantor M.D. Quoted in Education Week on the Future of Education Research

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Turnaround for Children Founder and Senior Science Advisor, Pamela Cantor, M.D., was quoted in the article, “The Past and Future of Education Research,” appearing in Larry Ferlazzo’s “Classroom Q&A” opinion column in Education Week.

In the post, Bryan Goodwin, President and CEO of McREL International, and Meg Riordan, Ph.D., Chief Learning Officer at The Possible Zone, are asked about the most important education research findings from the past ten years and what they hope researchers focus on in the future. For important findings, Riordan indicates the powerful role relationships play in learning and development, citing research from Turnaround and Dr. Cantor:

Relationships are bidirectional; are part of an ecosystem in youths’ lives; and, are rooted in an asset-based approach.

This is corroborated by Pam Cantor, M.D., of Turnaround for Children, whose research indicates that “the human relationship is the most powerful buffer we have against the effects of stress.”

Goodwin and Riordan also highlight meaningful findings in project-based learning, student motivation, and the influence of inequities, and hope for future insights on practices that support student curiosity, intersectional professional learning opportunities for teachers and universal design and accessibility.

Read the full article here.