Bridget Hamre, PhD, is Co-Founder of Teachstone and Research Associate Professor and Associate Director of the University of Virginia‘s Center for Advanced Study of Teaching and Learning (CASTL). When Bridget was a teenager she told her Mom—a former hippy and teacher—that there were three things she’d never do: wear bell-bottoms, buy a minivan, or teach. She went on to do all three. Throughout her career in education, Bridget has seen firsthand how powerful relationships between teachers and students can be in helping to set children on a positive trajectory, both in school and in life. With her expertise in student-teacher relationships and classroom processes, Bridget authored the MyTeachingPartner (MTP) Coaching and coursework (traditional and online). She received her BA from the University of California at Berkeley and her MEd and PhD in clinical psychology and school psychology from the University of Virginia.
Favorite Teacher: Ms. Martin and Ms. Quinn, 7th and 8th Grade (Language Arts)
At this year’s InterAct Summit, Bridget Hamre delivered a powerful message during the opening keynote. We pulled out some of her key points into a two-part blog series, Interactions Are Our Core. Below is the second part of a two-part series on Interactions Are Our Core. You can find the first part here.