Dr. Potvin's work focuses on employing design-based implementation research and co-design to collaborate with practitioners in ways that value their expertise and experiences and support their professional growth. She employs qualitative methods to study educator agency and teacher learning, as well as teacher-student relationships and caring and inclusive classrooms and schools. Dr. Potvin is also interested in teachers’ roles in scaling and sustaining curricular innovations such as project-based learning. Her most recent scholarship focuses on educators’ application of compassion within schools and classrooms and cultivating humanizing co-design spaces through attention to affect, compassion, and dignity.
teacher professional development, teacher learning, design based implementation research, participatory design approaches, project based learning
EDUA 5022 - Compassion In Action: Capstone
Focuses on compassion in action as leaders plan for cultivating more compassionate environments and explore the ways compassion can contribute to the wellness of educators and schools. They will apply compassion practices to investigate assumptions they make about students, relationships, and schools. Educators will identify ways to use/adapt existing policies/procedures/routines as they develop action plans, bringing compassionate leadership to school communities and sustaining their work in today's increasingly precarious climate.