Recent Events

Harvard Graduate School of Education--Education Now (April 20, 2022) Navigating Trauma — for Teachers and Learners With Mark Tappan and Aysha Upchurch "Join us as we look at how teachers and learners are navigating trauma today — the trauma left in the wake of a lingering pandemic, racist violence, economic hardship, and pervasive inequality. What … Continue reading Recent Events

Student Voice and Healing

Voice is a cornerstone of healing from trauma, yet trauma-responsive approaches to schooling rarely include children’s voices–their desires, insights, and expertise. In 2017, our research-practice partnership team designed an all-school trauma-responsive approach in two rural elementary schools that centered student voice and equity. With the support of TREE coaches and input from children, we introduced … Continue reading Student Voice and Healing

Catch the Rural Vitality Lab at NREA 2019 in Louisville, KY!

The Rural Vitality Lab is excited to be presenting our latest findings from our partnership with the Cobscook Community Learning Center's TREE program at the National Rural Education Association Rural Forum in Louisville Kentucky on October 24th, 2019! We have two presentations related to our work with TREE that we'll be presenting: Meeting the Basic … Continue reading Catch the Rural Vitality Lab at NREA 2019 in Louisville, KY!

Summer with the Rural Vitality Lab

This post comes from one of our undergraduate research assistants, Jada Lamb, currently a senior at the University of Maine majoring in Elementary Education. During the academic year, Jada works part-time with the lab and in the summer of 2019 worked as a full-time research assistant with Transforming Rural Experience in Education (TREE) research-practice partnership. … Continue reading Summer with the Rural Vitality Lab

Catch the Rural Vitality Lab at #AERA19!

We are excited that researchers from the Rural Vitality Lab will be presenting their work at the American Education Research Association Annual Meeting in Toronto in April! The conference includes educational researchers from around the world and is the largest gathering of educational researchers in North America with approximately 20,000 people attending each year. Dr. … Continue reading Catch the Rural Vitality Lab at #AERA19!