Meet Jeffrey Benson
In his 35 years of experience in education, Jeffrey Benson has worked in almost every school context: as a teacher in elementary, middle, and high schools; as an instructor in undergraduate and graduate programs; and 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, adult development, and conflict resolution. He has also been a consultant to public and private schools, mentored teachers and principals in varied school settings, and written on many school-based issues.
The core of Benson's work is in understanding how people learn, the starting point for everything that schools should do.
Check out Benson's ASCD book, Hanging In: Strategies for Teaching the Students Who Challenge Us Most.