Jodi Miller is a PhD student at The Johns Hopkins University in the School of Education and the creator of WellCheq. She is a former high school teacher who is passionate about supporting students and cultivating their potential. Her research focuses on how stress affects the brains, bodies, and achievement of students. She also examines how we measure stress and what schools can do to buffer against the negative effects for students. Her secondary interests include teacher wellbeing and how it is important for learner outcomes.
Jodi graduated from the University of Pennsylvania with her BA in the Biological Basis of Behavior in 2014 and with her Master’s degrees in Education Policy and Secondary Education in 2015. After leaving Penn, she taught 10th grade biology and 12th grade anatomy in Philadelphia for three years. During her tenure, she loved watching her students thrive. Together, they achieved a 400% increase in proficiency on the state Biology exam. Jodi’s experience teaching inspired her to pursue a PhD and create WellCheq. Jodi loves working with students and teachers, whose roles are complex, crucial, and extremely rewarding.
References from this episode:
Jodi Miller (https://twitter.com/jodes39)
WellCheq (https://twitter.com/CheqWell, https://wellcheq.com/)
"The Henna Artist" by Alka Joshi (LINK)
"From Neurons to Neighborhoods: The Science of Early Childhood Development" by the National Research Council (LINK)
Michael Crawford, PhD (https://twitter.com/mjcraw), (https://www.mjcraw.com)
Dr. Jane Shore (https://twitter.com/shorejaneshore)
School of Thought (https://schoolofthought.substack.com/)
Revolution School (https://revolutionschool.org/)
Community of Thought Gatherings (https://www.paispa.org/community-of-thought-gatherings)
Pennsylvania Association of Independent Schools (PAIS) (https://www.paispa.org/)
Michael Lipset, PhD of PassTell Stories (http://www.michaellipset.com/)
Music from Digi G'Alessio CC BY-NC-ND 3.0 (https://bit.ly/2IyV71i)