For students who have experienced trauma** at home, including divorce, loss, illness, or abuse, success in school can feel out of reach. In this course, you will learn how to help your students overcome adverse experiences as you develop trauma-sensitive strategies for your classroom. Beginning with brain research, discover the impact trauma has on students’ emotional and academic development. Explore the foundations of trauma-informed teaching, including an emphasis on relationship-building, student choice, safety, and resiliency. This course will also present a thought-provoking look at the importance of self-care for educators working with students impacted by trauma and provide teachers with the tools they need to build their own wellness plan. By changing the way we view and react to children’s academic and social problems, we can help all of our students build the strength they need to find success.
Expected Learning Outcomes
- Reflect on assumptions and insights of practitioners, researchers, and self specific to trauma- informed teaching and learning.
- Understand the impact of trauma on students’ social, emotional, and academic development.
- Create safe and supportive learning environments for students impacted by trauma.
- Promote positive relationships and communication skills to improve school climate.
- Implement strategies to encourage self-regulation in the classroom.
- Foster student resiliency through consistency, encouragement, and student choice.
- Practice self-care routines to support personal health and professional development.
Course Book: "Fostering Resilient Learners" by Kristin Souers and Pete Hall. Learners Edge will mail materials to you directly via USPS Priority Mail.