Unlocking Student Potential: New CZI Report Looks Back on Eight Years

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Whole Child Approach to Education

Building Classroom Connections

Research shows that positive teacher-student relationships are foundational to learning. That’s why CZI brought together educators and researchers to develop Along, a tool that uses research-backed reflection questions to make it easier for teachers to build one-on-one connections with their students to find out how they’re experiencing key aspects of learning — and how to use their input to inform classroom practice.

Since 2015, CZI has made grants to translate education research into classroom practices. Our funding has catalyzed new tools, practices and measures designed to foster whole child outcomes. We’ve also leveraged research to design technology that helps teachers connect with students and tailor learning experiences to individual student needs.

The Whole Child Framework