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News and Opinion Dec 9, 2020

Pamela Cantor, M.D. Speaks at Newsela Webinar

Turnaround for Children Founder and Senior Science Advisor, Pamela Cantor, M.D., spoke at the webinar, “How to Surmount Uncertainty, Reduce Stress and Ignite Learning,” hosted by Newsela.

Dr. Cantor was joined by Dr. Cherisse Campbell and Dan Cogan-Drew. The three spoke about combating stress, the keys to motivation and engagement, and the conditions needed for learning.

Dr. Cantor discussed how positive, trusting relationships create positive contexts in our minds, helping to manage the negative effects of stress, and referenced quick stress-reducing strategies outlined in Turnaround’s 180 Blog Back to Basics series. The group discussed motivation, with Cantor noting belief in capabilities, a feeling of purpose, and a sense of control over what happens being as core factors and rooted in positive relationships.

Watch the full webinar recording here.