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News and Opinion Sep 23, 2020

Pamela Cantor, M.D. Quoted in Edutopia Blog

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Turnaround for Children Founder and Senior Science Advisor Pamela Cantor, M.D. was cited in the Edutopia article, ”How to Maslow Before Bloom, All Day Long.”

The article discusses the need for schools to meet the basic needs of students, such as safety and belonging, before tackling more challenging academic work. It provides a toolkit of strategies and resources for prioritizing personal connections and emotional regulation in virtual and in-person classrooms. 

From the article: 

Child psychiatrist Pamela Cantor told Edutopia in 2019 that “when we’re able to combine social, emotional, affective, and cognitive development together, we are creating many, many more interconnections in the developing brain that enable children to accelerate learning and development.” Making time to integrate social and emotional learning into academics, in other words, is a better way for schools to achieve their goals than a focus on academics alone.

Read the full article here.