Kathryn R. Wentzel, PhD

Professor of Human Development, Department of Human Development, Learning, and Quantitative Methodology, University of Maryland; Editor, Educational Psychologists; Author, "Peer relationships, motivation, and academic performance at school" (2017, Handbook of Competence and Motivation 2nd edition) and "Competence Within Context: Implications for the Development of Positive Student Identities and Motivation at School" (2015, Self-concept, motivation and identity: Underpinning success with research and practice. International advances in self research); Co-Author, “Peer and Teacher Supports in Relation to Motivation and Effort: A Multi-level Study” (2017, Contemporary Educational Psychology), Handbook of motivation at school (2016, 2nd edition) and Social Influences on Social-Emotional, Motivation, and Cognitive Outcomes in School Contexts (2016)


Teaching Struggling Brains

The Westin Copley Place, Boston, MA or Virtually via Zoom  November 18-20, 2022

Positive, Resilient Minds

Held at the Crystal Gateway Marriott Hotel in Arlington, VA  April 7-9, 2017