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May 15, 2020

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    Education and Applied Psychology in a Time of COVID-19 Week 8 of quarantine. Two months of working on my laptop, in my bedroom. Although my senses are deprived during the working hours, the extra time at home has given me a chance to look...

May 14, 2020

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    Education and Applied Psychology in a Time of COVID-19 Over my lifetime, I have experienced and witnessed the good, the bad, and the ugly of schooling as both a student or an educator. My earliest memories as a student were, unfortunately...
  • Lila Kia-Keating playing Scrabble
    Education and Applied Psychology in a Time of COVID-19 (note the title of this journal is inspired by the song title by Jack Johnson, UCSB alum) Hi! It’s Lila, again! This week I noticed that I have been getting better at some things I...
  • Jules Zimmer and Marilyn Gevirtz

    Jules Zimmer and Marilyn Gevirtz at the Education Building dedication in November 2009 (photo by Nell Campbell)

    Anonymous gift establishes Jules Zimmer Dean’s Chair in UC Santa Barbara’s Gevirtz Graduate School of Education After serving on the faculty for more than 30 years, and spending half that as dean of the Gevirtz Graduate School of Education...

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May 8, 2020

  • Christopher Ozuna
    Christopher Ozuna, a student in UC Santa Barbara’s Gevirtz School, was awarded a 2020-21 Fulbright Fellowship for research in Denmark. During his ten-month grant, Ozuna will pursue his project, “Understanding Features of Teacher...
  • Betty White from "Golden Girls"

    There's a reason the theme song for Golden Girls was "Thank You for Being a Friend"

    Education and Applied Psychology in a Time of COVID-19 This past week, we introduced a task in ED 150 for students to interview a teacher. Students could choose any topic(s) from class they found interesting to include in the interview,...
  • drawing of Lila Kia-Keating's house
    Education and Applied Psychology in a Time of COVID-19 (note the title of this journal is inspired by the song title by Jack Johnson, UCSB alum) Hi, this is Lila, again! This week I have been doing some paintings of parts of my house. It...

May 7, 2020

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    Two screen caps from "Student Good News," with teacher and GGSE alumna Megan Reed and two Harding School students

    Education and Applied Psychology in a Time of COVID-19 Week 7 of quarantine. Week 4 of official distance learning for my kids. The overnight switch to everything via Zoom was a whirlwind, and now after a few weeks I have a chance to...

May 6, 2020

May 5, 2020

May 4, 2020

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    Education and Applied Psychology in a Time of COVID-19 My head has been a flurry this past week. Headlines detailing the executive order to keep meat packing sites open, the disproportionate effects of COVID-19 on black and brown...

May 1, 2020

April 30, 2020

  • Young Authors at the UCSB REEF in February 2020

    Some of the Young Authors at the UCSB REEF in February 2020 with Scott Simon

    Education and Applied Psychology in a Time of COVID-19 Week 6 of quarantine. Is this lifestyle actually feeling normal? Sometimes. I’m getting used to working with the kids in the morning on their schoolwork. I’m finding ways to breathe...
  • Evely Jimenez, Maria Lorenzano, Jon Clark, Alejandrina Maria Lorenzano, and Monica Rojas

    The PEAC Fellows with Jon Clark, President of the Bower Foundation, at the January 2020 Fellowship Breakfast (l-r):  Evely Jimenez, Maria Lorenzano, Jon Clark, Alejandrina Lorenzano, and Monica Rojas

    Evely Jimenez, Alejandrina Lorenzano, Maria Lorenzano, and Monica Rojas of UC Santa Barbara’s Gevirtz School have been chosen as the 2019-20 PEAC Community Fellowship for Education recipients. This is a new partnership among the Gevirtz...
  • Lincoln quote
    Education and Applied Psychology in a Time of COVID-19 (Week of April 20th)  At one of my first PD experiences as a middle school teacher, I recall someone mentioning the analogy that, before you can get to work as a teacher, you need to "...

April 29, 2020

April 27, 2020

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