Fears of Compassion

By Vien Nguyen, CEI Intern Editor’s Note: This is Part 1 of a series on Barriers to Compassion. A teacher colleague of mine said her first year in urban teaching “set her nerves on fire.” Every day she felt equal parts excited, exhausted, and determined. Many new teachers are overwhelmed and suffer from “empathic distress,”[…]

Resiliency in Students

By Didi Dunin, CEI Intern Unfortunately, not all children grow up in a healthy environment with nurturing caregivers and positive role models. Many children endure social, cultural, racial, physical, and/or economic hardships that influence their opportunities, experiences, behavior patterns, and worldviews. If caregivers and educators do not intervene, these adversities can lead to social and[…]

Kicking Off a Year of Growing Together in the Childhood-Trauma Learning Collaborative

By Dana Asby, CEI Director of Innovation and Research Support, and Haley Sirota, CEI Intern On April 29th, the Childhood-Trauma Learning Collaborative (C-TLC) had its kick-off event, which highlighted the complexities behind the effects of trauma on child development and learning. Presenters who have worked with the Center for Educational Improvement to deliver high quality[…]