Jeffrey Benson

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Jeffrey Benson is the author of Hanging In: Strategies for Teaching the Children Who Challenge Us Most (ASCD; 2014).  A seasoned educator, he has worked in almost every school context. He has been a teacher in elementary, middle, and high schools,  an instructor in undergraduate and graduate programs and an administrator in day and residential schools.

His experience encompasses special education, learning theory, trauma and addiction, school reform, adult development, and conflict resolution. As a consultant to public and private schools, he mentors teachers and principals in diverse school settings in understanding how students learn, the core principle of his life’s work. His latest book is Ten Steps For Managing Change in Schools (ASCD 2015).