Boston University’s School of Education and College of Communication jointly hosted this year’s Educational Writers Association (EWA) National Seminar. Beginning on May 1, Over 600 journalists and education experts participated in three days of engagement and discussion of issues related to the seminar’s theme, “The Quest for Quality and Equity.”
Dr. Michelle Porche, Clinical Associate Professor in Counseling Psychology & Applied Human Development at the School of Education, joined a panel discussing the documentary Paper Tigers at 1:30 PM on May 1. The documentary looks at students at a Washington state alternative high school that focuses on educating traumatized young people, exploring what happens to children exposed to chronic stress. Filmmaker James Redford answered questions related to the film and the issues it presents; the panel discussion, moderated by Washington Post reporter Michael Alison Chandler and also including researcher Amanda Moreno from the Erikson Institute, explored relevant research on trauma, stress and learning.