Trauma Informed Education
Summary: Practical, Evidence Based Strategies for Challenging Students.
We explain a key concept of trauma informed practice in schools - the concept of adaptation. To learn more about the trauma informed positive behaviour support program, please visit www.tipbs.com
With the increasing awareness of the benefits of sensory strategies in the classroom, how can we use these strategies in a coherent and meaningful way to get the most impact? Today we speak with Kimberley Hodges.Kimberly has dedicated her career to working with students identified as having severe emotional behavior disorders. She has worked in the private residential and public-school settings as a behavior specialist, classroom teacher and instructional lead teacher. Kimberly received her Master’s in Special Education from Georgia State University and her Specialist in Education from University of Missouri with a concentration in Mental Health in Schools. To get access to the links and resources mentioned in the interview, please visit www.tipbs.com.
Do your students trust you as their teacher? The impact of abuse and neglect in childhood is far reaching. Most devastatingly, these experiences disrupt a child’s capacity build attachments and relationships with those around them – including their teachers. While many think that simply talking to a student, or spending time with them, is enough to build trust - this is often insufficient. The restoration of epistemic trust requires several other educational strategies – strategies that changes how educators relate to the student, and how the student perceives the educator. Listen in to learn about some of these strategies. tipbs.com
Increasing awareness of trauma-informed practice reinforces the significance of the relational pedagogy. That is, developing authentic relationships with young people as a way of restoring their capacity for connection and learning. So what does this relational pedagogy look like in practice? The article we are reviewing today is titled ‘Relational ways of being an educator: trauma informed practice supporting disenfranchised young people’, written by Ann Morgan and colleagues. For the reference to the journal article discussed, check out the show notes at www.tipbs.com
In this episode, we interview Danna Thomas from The Happy Teacher Revolution. Danna is the founder of the Happy Teacher Revolution network - aimed at organizing support groups for teachers in the field of mental health and wellness to increase teacher happiness, retention, and professional sustainability. With teachers are asked to give so much in terms of time, money, and emotional capacity, the Happy Teacher Revolution network aims to support teachers to strike a balance between excellent teaching and personal sustainability.
Supporting students with complex and challenging difficulties can be a difficult task - one that requires educators to collaborate with other educators and professionals. So how can we help these students? Learn about the four step framework for practical strategies for delivering effective support with these students. tipbs.com
Childhood trauma interferes with a students capacity to understand, accept and follow instructions. So how can we help these students?Learn about the four step framework for practical strategies for delivering effective instructions with these students. tipbs.com
We live in the age of the brain. With so much written about the impact of childhood trauma on the brain, how do educators put this science to use in the classroom? Today we have the privilege of speaking with Dr. Becky Bailey about her ground-breaking Conscious Discipline program. Dr. Becky Bailey is an award-winning author, renowned educator and internationally recognized expert in childhood education and developmental psychology. She is the creator of Conscious Discipline which has impacted an estimated 15.8 million children while inspiring and training more than 3 million educators and caregivers.To get access to the links and resources mentioned in the interview, please visit www.tipbs.com.
Childhood trauma interferes with a students capacity to control their emotions. So how can we help these students?Learn about the four step framework for practical strategies for building the school readiness of these students. tipbs.com
Mary Gordon is founder of the Roots of Empathy program in Toronto, Canada. In 2000, she established this international program Roots of Empathy, which now offers programs in elementary schools in around the world. Roots of Empathy is recognized as one of the top evidence-based social and emotional learning programs. To get access to the links and resources mentioned in the interview, please visit www.tipbs.com.
In this coaching call, we speak about 'Peter' - a case study about a 11 yr old boy with a prejudicial past, having difficulties at school. The call follows a structured process utilised in the Trauma Informed PBS program to work collaboratively with teachers to generate ideas for interventions and strategies. If you would like to book in for a coaching call for yourself, visit www.tipbs.com and register your details.
The basic needs of children go unmet, they fuel challenging behaviours and hinder learning. These needs include being safe from abuse and neglect, having adequate and suitable accommodation, good and regular nutrition, hydration, sleep, hygiene, exercise and recreation. Learn about the four step framework for practical strategies for building the school readiness of these students. Video link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kdWXT9MaldU
We speak with Dr. Susan Craig. Susan is a lifelong student of early trauma and its effects on children’s learning. Her teaching experience, as well as years of on- site training and technical assistance to school districts throughout the country, provides the context for her advocacy for trauma-sensitive educational reform. Her books Reaching and Teaching Children Who Hurt: Strategies for Your Classroom (2008) and Trauma-Sensitive Schools: Learning Communities Transforming Children’s Lives (2015) are best sellers among teachers and administrators who use them to guide their efforts to make schools more accessible to children with challenging behaviours. To get access to the links and resources mentioned in the interview, please visit www.tipbs.com.
We speak with Laura Sikes from the Turnaround for Children program. Set-up in New York in the wake of the events of September 11 in 2001, Turnaround for Children is a program that aims to support schools by providing tools and services to accelerate healthy student development and academic achievement in schools serving high concentrations of children impacted by adversity.Set up by Dr. Pamela Cantor, Turnaround for Children promote clear and actionable steps that can be used by school leaders and practitioners to cultivate safe and supportive environments strengthen relationships and develop essential skills and mindsets. To get access to the links and resources mentioned in the interview, please visit www.tipbs.com.
For most students, trust in their teachers comes naturally. But for some, like children who have been abused and neglected, trusting teachers is harder. Negative experiences of failure and punishment make these student weary of teachers and their intentions.So how do you build trust with students? Learn the four step framework for practical strategies to connect with challenging students. Video link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IpwunivGo7Y