Fostering Resilient Learners: Strategies for Creating a Trauma-Sensitive Classroom

Fostering Resilient Learners: Strategies for Creating a Trauma-Sensitive Classroom Author Kristin Souers
ISBN-10 1416621075
ISBN-13 9781416621072
Year 2016-01-29
Pages 215
Language English
Publisher Association for Supervision & Curriculum Development
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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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