Trauma Informed Education
Summary: Practical, Evidence Based Strategies for Challenging Students.
In this Key Concepts episode, we are looking at the concept of sensitisation, its implications for how students cope with adversity, and how it might inform our efforts to support them. To learn more about the trauma informed positive behaviour support program, please visit www.tipbs.com
Sports and exercise can be a powerful tool of engagement and teaching,. But it can also be a stressful experience for students who struggle at school. Learn about the science of trauma informed physical education with Megan Bartlett. Megan has spent most of her career working in, designing, and advocating for programs that use sports to promote youth development and positively impact communities. She speaks regularly on the power of sport to create social change and help kids heal and is co-author of the book Re-Designing Youth Sports: Change the Game. Megan serves on Nike's Global Training Advisory Group and is working Dr. Bruce Perry and the Child Trauma Academy to create the Neurosequential Model in Sport-—a fully trauma informed sport intervention model. To get access to the links and resources mentioned in the interview, please visit www.tipbs.com.
With research on trauma informed practice growing in leaps and bounds, we run the risk of losing sight of the harrowingly emotional experience of the students we are trying to help. So how do we stay empathic and remind ourselves of the needs of these children? Today we speak with Nathanael Matanick. Nathanael is the director and producer of ths short film, ReMOVED. The short film powerfully portrays the emotional journey of a nine-year old girl who is taken from her abusive birth home and placed in the tumultuous foster care system. To get access to the links and resources mentioned in the interview, please visit www.tipbs.com.
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