Jun 30, 2021 · 1 min read

Putting Connection and Belonging First


All students deserve to have differentiated learning experiences that equally support their well-being and academic achievement. After more than a year of disrupted learning, it will be more important than ever for schools to center well-being and connection when students return to the classroom.

Dr. Priscilla Chan, co-founder and co-CEO of the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative (CZI) joined Linda Darling-Hammond, CEO of the Learning Policy Institute, at Aspen Ideas 2021 for a conversation about the importance of a trauma-informed approach for the 2021-22 school year. The path to stronger teacher-student connections starts with a check in, and new technologies like Along can make it easier for teachers to help each student feel seen and understood.

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About the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative

The Chan Zuckerberg Initiative was founded in 2015 to help solve some of society’s toughest challenges — from eradicating disease and improving education, to addressing the needs of our local communities. Our mission is to build a more inclusive, just, and healthy future for everyone. For more information, please visit chanzuckerberg.com.

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