Making school a more humanizing place

Irene Yoon
Apr 6 2017

In diverse schools, creating a sense of belonging for students and faculty of all backgrounds can be a challenge that directly impacts one’s ability to learn and succeed.

University of Utah professor Irene Yoon (PhD ‘11) is familiar with the feeling of being an outsider after having lived in urban and rural places on both coasts. She understands the experience of learning new cultures while adjusting to various resources and relationships.

Study points to importance of inclusion, fairness in lowering classroom aggression

Dearborn Park Elementary
Sep 20 2016

With more than 3 million students victimized by bullying each year in the United States and tens of thousands skipping school every day to avoid it, educators across the country are launching programs to reduce aggression. Unfortunately, many of today’s aggression reduction efforts are disappointing.

A first-of-its-kind study from the University of Washington College of Education provides new insights into the individual and group norms that can predict different forms of aggression, offering guidance for schools to craft more effective intervention efforts.

Shelter from the storm

DBT Skills in Schools
Mar 2 2016

Amid the tumult of adolescence, with stresses and mental health issues afflicting nearly every teenager, many schools struggle to help students manage their emotions so they can succeed academically and in their lives.

Professor James Mazza is working to change that reality.

Study: Early start on social skills keys better behavior

Social emotional learning
Feb 23 2016

Placing a greater emphasis on social skills in early childhood education than is currently the norm could significantly reduce antisocial or aggressive behaviors later in life, new research from the University of Washington College of Education finds.

Thriving in the face of adversity

Polo DeCano
Feb 11 2016

Leaving friends behind to move to a new city.

Dealing with a relationship that ends.

Watching as classmates or relatives are victimized by violence.

Building resilience, fostering identity

Building resilience
Nov 11 2015

The latest edition of Research That Matters, "Passion & Promise," explores how the UW College of Education is approaching the biggest challenges in education with a spirit of possibility. The following story about the College's research examining resiliency and African American girls in the foster system also appears in the online version of the magazine.

STEM career gap project featured at White House event

Nov 9 2015

A University of Washington project that aims to create a STEM career pipeline for low-income and immigrant youth in West Seattle will be featured during the first-ever White House Summit on Next Generation High Schools this week.

Embracing the sacredness of life

Photo: ciboulette on Flickr.  Embracing the sacredness of life
May 12 2015

When Emma Elliott received a call from her sister-in-law in early 2012 regarding a friend’s partner who had just committed suicide, she was uncertain how to respond. They talked about how traditional Cowichan healing practices and stories could help and were interested in learning about how this issue was handled by their community in the past.

Won-Fong Johnson: New Faculty Profile

Fong Johnson
Dec 15 2014

Won-Fong Johnson joined the UW College of Education in September as clinic director and assistant professor with the school psychology program. Johnson is a nationally-certified school psychologist who earned her PhD at University of California, Santa Barbara.