As a social person, I admit that working from home and social distancing hasn't been easy on me or my field research. Still, I was lucky to be able to redesign one project—investigating how a growth mindset intervention can impact gender differences in challenge-seeking behavior—to be fully implemented online. I'm grateful for the support of my advisor, other professors, students, funders, and an implementing partner in developing this new project during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Concentrating on work is still hard at times, partly because of the anxiety and helplessness caused by the pandemic, and partly because I can no longer resort to conversations with people around me to process my thoughts, get feedback, or advice. However, I know I'm fortunate to be able to work from home, staying healthy and safe, while others have to risk themselves to care for the sick or earn a living.
Ana Trindade Ribeiro is a doctoral student focusing on the economics of education at Stanford Graduate School of Education. Her research focuses on inequality of opportunities.
My research looks at the design and meaningful integration of education technologies, focusing on emerging trends and new-media tools like virtual reality. My work takes a human-centered design...
This is not how I imagined my graduate school experience to be. When the shelter-in-place order occurred, I immediately made my way back down to my home town to support my parents. They're older...
The Bay Area’s shelter-in-place order and Stanford’s transition to online classes for spring quarter has left me thinking a lot about how our communication has to be much more intentional now than...
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