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As districts and educators prepare for instruction in the fall, relationships are critical to student success both inside and outside of the classroom. At this virtual briefing, presenters shared examples of effective student-centered approaches being used in schools, focusing on the social, emotional, and mental health of students. They also discussed mentoring to develop social and emotional learning skills and how districts can utilize federal COVID-19 relief funds to meet short-term needs, accelerate learning, and develop relationship-centered schools.
Adam Edgerton, Senior Researcher, LPI
Julia Freeland Fisher, Director of Education Research, Clayton Christensen Institute (moderator)
Laura Green, Executive Director, iMentor Baltimore
Stephen Kostyo, Senior Policy Advisor, LPI
Sam McQuillin, Associate Professor & School Program Director, University of South Carolina
Darrin Person, Mentor Coordinator, Fresno Unified School District
Margo Ross, Managing Director of Communications & Development, Center for Supportive Schools
Bernadette Sanchez, Professor, University of Illinois Chicago