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APA is the leading scientific and professional organization representing psychology in the United States, with more than 115,700 researchers, educators, clinicians, consultants and students as its members. APA’s mission is to advance the creation, communication and application of psychological knowledge to benefit society and improve people's lives.

APA’s Center for Psychology in Schools and Education promotes the high quality application of psychological science to programs and policies for schools and pre-K through grade 12 education. The office serves as a liaison both within APA and with national educational and scientific societies, federal agencies and the general public concerning the education and development of children and adolescents.

The mission of the Center for Psychology in Schools and Education is to:

  • Develop and strengthen linkages between psychology/psychologists and education/educators to serve all students’ emotional and academic needs;
  • Generate public awareness, advocacy, clinical applications and cutting-edge research to enhance educational and developmental opportunities for students at all levels of schooling, with a special focus on:  
    1. Pre-K to 12 teacher preparation programs, teaching skills and professional development   
    2. Assisting educators and other school personnel in grounding both teaching and learning in current psychological science
    3. Gifted children and adolescents
  • Work collaboratively with other national education organizations to disseminate knowledge/best practices regarding school reform and improving student achievement; and
  • Advocate for and build a presence of psychology in the national education agenda, particularly in the preparation of teachers.
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The Top 20 Principles provides key insights on effective instruction, classroom environments that promote learning, and the appropriate use of...
Violence directed against K-12 teachers is a serious problem that demands the immediate attention of researchers, school administrators, community...
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Learn how to use creativity in your classroom. Through the use of interviews with renowned scholars in the field and practice based narrative, this...
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Improving students' relationships with teachers has important, positive and long-lasting implications for both students' academic and social...
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It doesnt matter what subject you teach, differences in students performance are affected by how much they engage in deliberate practice. Researchers...
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The first few years in the classroom can be the most difficult for a new teacher who may feel overwhelmed by the complexity and responsibilities of...
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Children's social lives — and their academic lives go hand in hand, whether or not they have friends, whether they are accepted or rejected by their...
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Classroom management is the process by which teachers and schools create and maintain appropriate behavior of students in classroom settings. The...
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This module takes into consideration the holistic nature of individual student learning and the most effective practices for helping them develop...
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Research has clearly demonstrated that having the mindset that you are either smart or not smart has serious negative consequences for learning...