Katrina Schwartz is a journalist based in San Francisco. She's worked at KPCC public radio in LA and has reported on air and online for KQED since 2010. She's a staff writer for KQED's education blog MindShift.
Student motivation, self-regulation and trauma are just a few of the topics that MindShift readers were especially interested in during 2016. Teachers also wanted to know how to improve the depth of student thinking and parents sought information on how to improve their involvement with their kids.
West Seattle High School is developing a program within the school to help struggling students develop the relationships and skills they need to thrive. The Focus program applied ideas from Big Picture Learning schools.