Oct 26, 2021
Many educators still think of student mental health, and social and emotional learning as adjuncts to academic achievement. But neurologically, students need to be in a psychologically safe place to learn. If they are in a state of high stress or trauma, the part of the brain that facilitates learning is inaccessible. Thus, student academic growth and achievement rests squarely on the shoulders of student wellness. Neuroscience researcher, Melissa Hughes, Ph.D., explains.