Strategies for Creating a Trauma-Sensitive Classroom

Author: Kristin Souers,Pete Hall

Publisher: ASCD

ISBN: 1416621105

Category: Education

Page: 215

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In this galvanizing book for all educators, Kristin Souers and Pete Hall explore an urgent and growing issue--childhood trauma--and its profound effect on learning and teaching. Grounded in research and the authors' experience working with trauma-affected students and their teachers, Fostering Resilient Learners will help you cultivate a trauma-sensitive learning environment for students across all content areas, grade levels, and educational settings. The authors--a mental health therapist and a veteran principal--provide proven, reliable strategies to help you * Understand what trauma is and how it hinders the learning, motivation, and success of all students in the classroom. * Build strong relationships and create a safe space to enable students to learn at high levels. * Adopt a strengths-based approach that leads you to recalibrate how you view destructive student behaviors and to perceive what students need to break negative cycles. * Head off frustration and burnout with essential self-care techniques that will help you and your students flourish. Each chapter also includes questions and exercises to encourage reflection and extension of the ideas in this book. As an educator, you face the impact of trauma in the classroom every day. Let this book be your guide to seeking solutions rather than dwelling on problems, to building relationships that allow students to grow, thrive, and--most assuredly--learn at high levels.
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Strategies for Creating a Trauma-Sensitive Classroom

Author: Kristin Souers,Pete Hall

Publisher: ASCD

ISBN: 1416621075

Category: Education

Page: 215

View: 4687

In this galvanizing book for all educators, Kristin Souers and Pete Hall explore an urgent and growing issue--childhood trauma--and its profound effect on learning and teaching. Grounded in research and the authors' experience working with trauma-affected students and their teachers, Fostering Resilient Learners will help you cultivate a trauma-sensitive learning environment for students across all content areas, grade levels, and educational settings. The authors--a mental health therapist and a veteran principal--provide proven, reliable strategies to help you * Understand what trauma is and how it hinders the learning, motivation, and success of all students in the classroom. * Build strong relationships and create a safe space to enable students to learn at high levels. * Adopt a strengths-based approach that leads you to recalibrate how you view destructive student behaviors and to perceive what students need to break negative cycles. * Head off frustration and burnout with essential self-care techniques that will help you and your students flourish. Each chapter also includes questions and exercises to encourage reflection and extension of the ideas in this book. As an educator, you face the impact of trauma in the classroom every day. Let this book be your guide to seeking solutions rather than dwelling on problems, to building relationships that allow students to grow, thrive, and--most assuredly--learn at high levels.
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Learning Communities Transforming Children's Lives, K–5

Author: Susan Craig

Publisher: Teachers College Press

ISBN: 0807774537

Category: Education

Page: 147

View: 7811

Growing evidence supports the important relationship between trauma and academic failure. Along with the failure of “zero tolerance” policies to resolve issues of school safety and a new understanding of children’s disruptive behavior, educators are changing the way they view children’s academic and social problems. In response, the trauma-sensitive schools movement presents a new vision for promoting children’s success. This book introduces this promising approach and provides K–5 education professionals with clear explanations of current research and dozens of practical, creative ideas to help them. Integrating research on children’s neurodevelopment and educational best practices, this important book will build the capacity of teachers and school administrators to successfully manage the behavior of children with symptoms of complex developmental trauma. “Kudos! Susan Craig has done it again. After Reaching and Teaching Children Who Hurt, she has written a book that will help administrators and educators truly make schoolwide trauma sensitivity a regular part of the way their schools are run. A major contribution to education reform.” —Susan Cole, director, Trauma and Learning Policy Initiative, Massachusetts Advocates for Children, and Harvard Law School. “Dr. Craig’s message is clear that promoting self-reflection, self-regulation and integration gives traumatized children the chance at learning that they’re not getting in traditional approaches. And she bravely points out that it’s critical for teachers to recognize the toll that this emotional work can take and the need for self-care. Being mindful of both the importance of trauma sensitive systems and the enormity of the task of helping vulnerable children build resilience is so critical for everyone working with and caring for our children.” —Julie Beem, MBA, Executive Director of the Attachment & Trauma Network, Inc.
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A Beyond Consequences Approach to Helping Children in the Classroom

Author: Heather T. Forbes

Publisher: BookBaby

ISBN: 0984715541

Category: Education

Page: 215

View: 5231

"Help for Billy" is a pragmatic manual to help guide families and educators who are struggling with traumatized children. Based on the concept of the neuroscience of emotions and behavior, Heather Forbes provides detailed, comprehensive, and logical strategies for teachers and parents. This easy to read book, with tables, outlines and lists, clears the way for a better understanding of the true nature regarding traumatic experiences affecting the brain and learning. It is a must read for anyone working with a child in the classroom.
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Promoting Resiliency and Healing, Grades 6?12

Author: Susan E. Craig

Publisher: Teachers College Press

ISBN: 0807776513

Category: Education

Page: N.A

View: 534

In this follow-up to her bestseller, Trauma-Sensitive Schools, Susan Craig provides secondary school teachers and administrators with a trauma-sensitive approach to instruction that will improve students’ achievement. The text provides an overview of the effects of three types of trauma on adolescent development: early childhood adversity, community violence, and systemic inequities. Book Features: Provides an overview of the effects of three types of trauma on adolescent development: early childhood adversity, community violence, and systemic inequities.Links the effects of trauma on students’ cognitive development to educational reform efforts.Integrates research on adolescents’ neurodevelopment and current educational best practices.Builds the capacity of education professionals to successfully manage the behavior of adolescents with symptoms of complex developmental trauma. ?Susan Craig’s book provides the scientific evidence and the reasons why it is so critical that schools take this new path in serving our students.? ?From the Foreword by Jim Sporleder, principal profiled in the documentary Paper Tigers ?A uniquely comprehensive and accessible resource for all educators and school administrators.? ?Eric Rossen, National Association of School Psychologists ?An in-depth look into the impact of trauma on the adolescent brain along with ideas about how educators can support student learning. This is an essential book for any secondary educator or administrator.? ?Sara Daniel, director of clinical services, SaintA, Milwaukee, WI
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Strategies for Your Classroom

Author: Susan E. Craig

Publisher: Brookes Pub

ISBN: 9781557669742

Category: Education

Page: 224

View: 9311

Through clear and readable explanations of current research and enlightening vignettes, educators will understand how violence and other forms of trauma affect the key elements of a child's school and social success, including behavior, attention, memory, and language. - from publisher description
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A Whole-Staff Approach

Author: Victoria E. Romero,Ricky Robertson,Amber Warner

Publisher: Corwin Press

ISBN: 1544319436

Category: Education

Page: 248

View: 999

Use trauma-informed strategies to give students the skills and support they need to succeed in school and life Nearly half of all children have been exposed to at least one adverse childhood experience (ACE), such as poverty, divorce, neglect, substance abuse, or parent incarceration. This workbook-style resource shows K-12 educators how to integrate trauma-informed strategies into daily instructional practice through expanded focus on: The experiences and challenges of students impacted by ACEs, including suicidal tendencies, cyberbullying, and drugs Behavior as a form of communication and how to explicitly teach new behaviors How to mitigate trauma and build innate resiliency
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Theory and Practice

Author: David Colley,Paul Cooper

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 1784503991

Category: Education

Page: 336

View: 315

As of 2016 the Department for Education (DfE) want to ensure all trainee teachers have an understanding of emotional development and attachment, and so this book presents the key concepts that are essential for training in this area to ensure all teachers are up to date. Attachment issues and mental health have a huge impact on pupils' performance and so an understanding of young people's emotional development is crucial for any teacher. Increasing teachers understanding and skills around emotional development can prevent many long term mental health difficulties in our schools and in our communities. Key topics such as attachment theory, emotion coaching, tackling disruptive behaviour and the trauma continuum are introduced and explained, with advice and tips for a classroom setting offered throughout. The experiences of practitioners in the field are presented alongside those of researchers, offering a range of diverse perspectives including education, psychology and health. This is an essential text for trainee and practising teachers.
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Supporting Students Living with Trauma, Violence, and Chronic Stress

Author: Debbie Zacarian,Lourdes Alvarez-Ortiz,Judie Haynes

Publisher: ASCD

ISBN: 1416624600

Category: Education

Page: 204

View: 8740

Half the students in U.S. schools are experiencing or have experienced trauma, violence, or chronic stress. Much has been written about these students from a therapeutic perspective, especially regarding how to provide them with adequate counseling supports and services. Conversely, little has been written about teaching this population and doing so from a strengths-based perspective. Using real-world examples as well as research-based principles, this book shows how to * Identify inherent assets that students bring to the classroom. * Connect to students’ experiences through instructional planning and delivery. * Foster students’ strengths through the use of predictable routines and structured paired and small-group learning experiences. * Develop family and community partnerships. Experts Debbie Zacarian, Lourdes Alvarez-Ortiz, and Judie Haynes outline a comprehensive, collaborative approach to teaching that focuses on students’ strengths and resiliency. Teaching to Strengths encourages educators to embrace teaching and schoolwide practices that support and enhance the academic and socio-emotional development of students living with trauma, violence, and chronic stress.
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A Collaborative Approach for Coaches and School Leaders

Author: Pete Hall,Alisa Simeral

Publisher: ASCD

ISBN: 1416616519

Category: Education

Page: 196

View: 9344

Educators know that teachers are a school's most essential strength. In Building Teachers' Capacity for Success, authors Pete Hall (winner of the 2004 ASCD Outstanding Young Educator Award) and Alisa Simeral offer a straightforward plan to help site-based administrators and instructional coaches collaborate to bring out the best in every teacher, build a stronger and more cohesive staff, and achieve greater academic success. Their model of Strength-Based School Improvement is an alternative to a negative, deficit-approach focused on fixing what's wrong. Instead, they show school leaders how to achieve their goals by working together to maximize what's right. Filled with clear, proven strategies and organized around two easy-to-use tools--the innovative Continuum of Self-Reflection and a feedback-focused walk-through model--this book offers a differentiated approach to coaching and supervision centered on identifying and nurturing teachers' individual strengths and helping them reach new levels of professional success and satisfaction. Here, you'll find front-line advice from the authors, one a principal and the other an instructional coach, on just what to look for, do, and say in order to start seeing positive results right now.
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Building Your Capacity for Success in the Classroom

Author: Pete Hall,Alisa Simeral

Publisher: ASCD

ISBN: 1416620109

Category: Education

Page: 177

View: 6654

“It’s not the doing that matters; it’s the thinking about the doing,” said John Dewey. As a teacher, you work hard to make a positive difference in the lives of your students. But this kind of progress doesn’t happen overnight, and it doesn’t happen accidentally. It’s the result of intentionality, planning, effort . . . and thought. The difference between learning a skill and being able to implement it effectively resides in your capacity to engage in deep, continuous thought about that skill. In other words, recognizing why you do something is often more important than knowing how to do it. To help you deepen your thinking and reflect on your capacity as an educator, Pete Hall and Alisa Simeral return to the Continuum of Self-Reflection, which they introduced to coaches and administrators in their best-selling Building Teachers’ Capacity for Success, and redesign its implementation so you can take charge of your own professional growth. In these pages, you’ll find tools specifically made to enhance self-reflection on professional practice, including the Continuum of Self-Reflection and the Reflective Cycle. You’ll be able to assess your current self-reflective tendencies, identify opportunities to reflect on your instruction, and begin to forge a path toward continuous growth and educational excellence.
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Author: Kristin Souers,Pete Hall

Publisher: ASCD

ISBN: 9781416626213

Category: Education

Page: N.A

View: 6501

Building on their award-winning book, Kristin Souers and Pete Hall present 12 practical, easy-to-implement strategies to help students living with trauma thrive in the classroom.
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Uncovering the Truth about Childhood Adversity

Author: Stacey Sly

Publisher: We Are the Change

ISBN: 9780692711651

Category:

Page: 142

View: 7451

Trauma in the Classroom gets to the core of rising behavior and learning problems for students today. The truth about childhood adversity is exposed and healing and repair are promoted. By uncovering the problem, we are able to really start working on solutions for our kids, solutions for our teachers, solutions for our future.
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School-Based Interventions for Students Exposed to Trauma

Author: Catherine DeCarlo Santiago,Tali Raviv,Lisa H. Jaycox

Publisher: Concise Guides on Trauma Care

ISBN: 9781433828621

Category: Education

Page: 140

View: 7664

Providing school-based mental health providers with the necessary tools to help intervene on behalf of students struggling to overcome trauma, this volume features engaging case studies and an overview of evidence-based interventions.
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Author: Barbara Sorrels

Publisher: Gryphon House, Inc.

ISBN: 087659352X

Category: Education

Page: 256

View: 3612

What does a harmed child look like? It’s the little girl on the playground who has mysterious bruises on her legs. It’s the three-month-old baby boy who arches his back when you try to hold him. It’s the four-year-old who bites and hits when asked to clean up. These are the faces of traumatized children. As an early childhood professional, you play a key role in the early identification of maltreatment and unhealthy patterns of development. You are also the gateway to healing. In Reaching and Teaching Children Exposed to Trauma, you will find the tools and strategies to connect with harmed children and start them on the path to healing.
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Tools to Meet the Need of Every Student

Author: Boni Hamilton

Publisher: International Society for Technology in Education

ISBN: 156484532X

Category: Education

Page: 250

View: 3240

Teachers possess unique skills, knowledge and experience. So why should their approaches to classroom technology look the same? In Integrating Technology in the Classroom, author Boni Hamilton helps you discover technology tools and projects that resonate with your teaching style, classroom context and technology skill level — all while helping students achieve academic growth. In this book, every teacher can find new and immediately applicable ways to integrate technology in the classroom. Discover hundreds of tools and activities that support collaborative, student-centered learning, presented in order of complexity and difficulty to help you to build confidence and skills in each area. Explore how technology tools can support your instructional goals and help you meet the individual needs of visual, auditory, kinesthetic and multilingual learners. Filled with the stories of teachers who have successfully employed technology in the classroom, this book will help you revise your lessons to meet the ISTE Standards for Students in a way that works for you.
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Strategies for Relieving Distress and Trauma in Schools and Classrooms

Author: Barbara E. Oehlberg

Publisher: Corwin Press

ISBN: 1483361748

Category: Education

Page: 184

View: 7728

Trauma and stress can interfere with students' cognitive skills. Dicover how classroom activities can be used to restore feelings of safety, empowerment, and well-being.
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Why Our Kids with Behavioral Challenges are Falling Through the Cracks and How We Can Help Them

Author: Ross W. Greene

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1501101498

Category: Education

Page: 336

View: 7465

The author of The Explosive Child counsels parents and educators on how to best safeguard the interests of children with behavioral, emotional, and social challenges, in a guide that identifies the misunderstandings and practices that are contributing to a growing number of challenged student failures. 60,000 first printing.
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Author: Susan M. Brookhart

Publisher: ASCD

ISBN: 1416621067

Category: Education

Page: 140

View: 3802

In How to Make Decisions with Different Kinds of Student Assessment Data, best-selling author Susan M. Brookhart helps teachers and administrators understand the critical elements and nuances of assessment data and how that information can best be used to inform improvement efforts in the school or district. Readers will learn— * What different kinds of data can—and cannot—tell us about student learning; * What different analyses reveal about changes in student achievement; * How to interpret, use, and share relevant data; and * How to create a model to go from problem to solution in a data-based decision-making process. With easy-to-understand explanations, supplemented by examples and scenarios from actual schools, this book offers a path to better understanding, more accurate interpretation of assessment results, and—most important—more effective use of data to improve teaching and learning.
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