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UVA Launches Pan-University Minor in Health & Wellbeing
The program promises to provide a solid basis for more specific graduate study while promoting intelligent decision-making that can improve students’ quality of life.
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Five Characteristics of Effective School Leaders Five broad domains of practice most frequently characterize effective school leaders, according to an in-depth review of 56 empirical studies by Dallas Hambrick Hitt (Ph.D. ’14 Admin & Supv) and Professor Pamela D. Tucker: They establish and convey the vision They build professional capacity They create a supportive organization […]Read More»
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- Louisville’s Experiment
At Cane Run Elementary School, ringing bells mark more than the start of the school day. For teachers Meghann Clem and Christine “Shay” Johnson, the sound of a chime begins another 50-minute lesson to teach students compassion, empathy, mindfulness, and resilience. These so-called soft skills, research suggests and educators believe, will translate into success inside […]
- Does It Matter If Teachers and Students Are the Same Race?
As schools work to close socioeconomic and racial achievement gaps between their students, a new study from the University of Virginia’s Center for Advanced Study of Teaching and Learning suggests that the background of the teachers in the front of pre-kindergarten classrooms can make a big difference. In a study conducted by Jason Downer, director […]