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Jeffrey Benson

Jeffrey Benson coaches administrators and teachers in developing school cultures (for adults and students), structures, curriculum, and instruction that support all learners.

He has worked in almost every school context in more than 40 years of experience in the field of education: as a teacher in elementary, middle, and high schools; as an instructor in undergraduate and graduate programs; as an administrator in day and residential schools. He has studied and worked side by side with national leaders in the fields of special education, learning theory, trauma and addiction, school reform, advisory, adult development, and conflict resolution. He has been a consultant to public and private schools, mentored teachers and principals in varied school settings, and has written on many school-based issues. The core of Jeffrey Benson’s work is in understanding how people learn, the starting point for everything that schools should do. He is the author of Hanging In: Strategies for Teaching the Students Who Challenge Us Most (ASCD 2014); 10 Steps to Managing Change in Schools: How Do We Take Initiatives From Goals to Actions? and  Teaching the Whole Teen: Everyday Practices that Promote Success and Resilience in School and Life (2017).