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UVA Helps Educators Wrestle With How to Appropriately Teach Current Events

A team of faculty and students from the School of Education and Human Development worked with practicing educators to launch a new online resource hub, “Educating for Democracy.”


Jamie Jirout

Curious About Curiosity? Professor Studies How Children Learn

With a new research fellowship, education professor Jamie Jirout will expand her research on how teachers and parents can encourage curiosity and spark interest in learning.


Mentoring: Expert Voices on New Research and Best Practices

January is National Mentoring Month, and researchers at the UVA School of Education and Human Development are contributing to a rapidly growing body of research on how and why effective mentoring works. The School is also home to a number of mentoring programs, including one launched by an undergraduate student. See below to learn more about the many ways that the School is advancing mentoring efforts to support positive youth development.


Ten UVA Scholars Ranked in 2021 EDU-Scholar Public Influence Rankings

Professors Rimm-Kaufman and Alridge are new to this year's influencer list alongside eight returning faculty members.


4 Things Your Teen (or Pre-Teen) Needs

Build stronger relationships with the teens and pre-teens in your life by understanding these four underlying developmental needs that drive adolescent behavior.


With $3.4M Grant, Researchers Will Examine Professional Development Impact on Preschoolers’ Behavior

Researchers will study an early childhood mental health consultation model aimed to improve teacher practice and promote young children’s success in preschool.


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UVA Leads Virginia’s New Plan to Improve Mental Health in K-12 Schools

A statewide partnership aims to build a well-connected network of school mental health professionals by pairing graduate trainees with under-resourced school divisions.


Q&A: Professor Pens Guide for Teaching SEL in Elementary School

In her new book, SEL From The Start, Professor Rimm-Kaufman created a best-practices manual on how to teach social-emotional learning that offers research-based insights in a fun way.


Professor Adapts New UVA Initiative Aimed at Creating Belonging During Pandemic

Karen Inkelas and colleagues created The Groves concept as a way to both increase student residents’ engagement and foster a stronger sense of belonging.


2020 Year in Review

2020: Year in Review

2020 has been a year unlike any other. From tips on learning at home during the pandemic, to announcing our new associate dean, to a top-15 U.S. News ranking: Here's a look back at our top 10 most popular stories from 2020.


Researchers Shed Light on Rewards of ‘Credential Stacking’

Ben Castleman and Katharine Meyer find that adults who return to community colleges to obtain more training or credentials – a phenomenon known as “credential stacking” – see an increase in their wages and contribute to a higher employment rate.


Runner in the snow

Running During a Pandemic: Finding Strength, Solace and Staying Injury-Free

As winter months approach, kinesiology Ph.D. student Alexandra DeJong gives best practices for those who want to begin a running program, or resume running, amid the pandemic.


Jay Hertel

Q&A: A New Era of Kinesiology

From gathering wearable sensor data for injury prevention to the health benefits of exer-gaming, new kinesiology leader Jay Hertel discusses the department’s innovative research and growth.


Robert Berry

Q&A: Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion with Robert Q. Berry

Berry, the recently appointed Associate Dean of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion at the UVA School of Education and Human Development, shares his goals and vision for the new office.


Claire LaPlante

Sheila C. Johnson Center Celebrates 10 Years of Excellence

A decade after its founding, the Sheila C. Johnson Center for Clinical Services at the University of Virginia's School of Education and Human Development continues to serve the community through telemedicine and other COVID-19-adapted safety measures.


New Master’s Degree Aims to Meet Increasing Demand for Quantitative Analysts in Education

UVA will be the first institution in Virginia to offer a M.Ed. in Quantitative Analytics in Education and the Social Sciences.


Pandemic Can’t Stop This Alumna From Getting More Black Teachers in the Classroom

As executive director of the African American Teaching Fellows program, Tamara Dias aims to increase the number of teachers of color in Charlottesville and Albemarle County schools.


Q&A: Professor Aims to Alleviate Teacher Burnout With Her New Book

Tish Jennings has answers for what she says has become an outdated educational system that causes stress and impairs teaching and learning.


How to Help Students? Focus on the Teachers.

UVA researchers worked with the state Department of Education to complete the first in-depth examination of teacher working conditions in Virginia. A new grant will fund a deeper analysis that links working conditions to equitable student outcomes and teacher retention.