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  • Decreasing Teacher Stress Through Empowerment Part 1: Defining Self Efficacy
    Teaching is one of the most stressful jobs in America today. There is a well-established relationship between teacher well-being and students’ academic achievement, social-emotional development, and behavioral outcomes. Understanding ways to alleviate stress and improve well-being for teachers is critical to achieving positive educational and social-emotional outcomes for students. Teachers are challenged daily to meet the […]

Through Project LIFT (Learning Informs Focused Teaching), we seek to enhance professional preparation and practice related to developing advanced academic potential in the primary grades, particularly in students from underserved populations. The project focuses on teacher perceptions of high potential and use of instructional practices that may encourage and develop students’ advanced potential. The project encourages increased teacher involvement in the process of eliciting, recognizing, and responding to high potential in the primary grades, as well as supporting the ongoing development of critical and creative thinking skills in all students