6 Ways Educators can Repair Students’ Social Emotional Damage from Covid

Educators and students alike have struggled heroically for more than a year to modify their teaching and learning techniques while managing other demands. Although the pandemic has had positive elements for some, its chronic unpredictability and polemical politics have worn many students down.
As you begin to plan for the fall, join psychologist and educator Dr. Chris Thurber of Phillips Exeter Academy to explore six ways you can boost students’ wellbeing without taking on new responsibilities. By tapping into your character strengths, you can help others recover from the pandemic’s social-emotional side effects.


  • Dr. Chris Thurber
    Dr. Chris Thurber
    Associate Director of Counseling and Psychological Services, Phillips Exeter Academy

    Dr. Thurber is a thought leader in positive youth development. He has dedicated his professional life to improving how caring adults teach and lead young people and to enhancing the experience of adventurous young people who are spending time away from home. 

    A graduate of Harvard University and UCLA, Dr. Thurber has served as a psychologist and instructor at Phillips Exeter Academy since 1999. He and his wife, Simonida (an analytical chemist and musician who grew up in Belgrade, Serbia), are the proud parents of two boys—Danilo, b. 2002, and Sava, b. 2004. They live in New Hampshire, in the northeast United States.


May 11 2021


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