Academics vs. Well-being: We Don’t Have to Choose


The COVID-19 pandemic’s impact on student health and emotional well-being has come on top of other stressors, including the trauma-inducing effects of the events that laid bare systemic racism and spurred a national reckoning on race. This discussion with experts, teachers and principals will focus on how educators are fostering well-being and resilience for students and teachers in the face of unprecedented stress, as a core lever to supporting academic achievement.

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  1. Learn how schools and districts can foster well-being and resilience in the face of unprecedented stress while also supporting academic achievement.
  2. Understand unique approaches identified by the UCSF HEARTS program, Leadership Academy, and Classical Academy.
  3. Learn about practices and resources to support student wellbeing and academic achievement.



Thomas Rodgers, Vice President, Whiteboard Advisors

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  • Tags: COVID-19, diversity & inclusion
  • Event: EDU
  • Format: Talk
  • Track: Equity & Justice
  • Session Focus Area K-12 Education
  • Level: Basic Understanding

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