Trauma-Informed Practices

Approach learning with an understanding of the impacts of trauma and adversity on students

About Trauma-Informed Practices

Topics

  • Creating Safe Spaces
  • Positive Behavior Systems 
  • De-escalation Tactics and Mindsets
  • Resilience and Wellbeing Strategies for Teachers
  • Trauma-Informed Strategies for Leaders

Overview:

Children from all racial and socioeconomic backgrounds experience and are impacted by trauma, and research suggests that between half and two-thirds of all school-aged children experience trauma. Additionally, some practices and policies in our education system can reinforce and perpetuate structural inequalities that can contribute to the trauma that students face.   Trauma-informed practices are approaches to learning with an understanding of the physiological, social, emotional, and academic impacts of trauma and adversity on students, that influence changes to systems over time.  Being trauma informed can help educators support all learners, and build community resiliency and wellbeing.

What We Believe: 

We believe that being trauma-informed is a lens through which educators can reflect, analyze, and design their classroom and school structures.

We believe that meeting all students where they are is not just an academic imperative, but it is also essential for the growth and development of the whole child.

We believe that redefining classroom management starts with dismantling punitive systems and, instead, implementing restorative practices that focus on wellbeing which is essential to being trauma-informed.

Featured Strategies

Greet students as they enter your classroom to build relationships and provide consistency
Greet students as they enter your classroom to build relationships and provide consistency
Embed mindfulness practices into the classroom to help students focus and relax
Embed mindfulness practices into the classroom to help students focus and relax
Want to build a culture of learning and empathy driven by students? Make a Positive News Board for students to recognize their peers!
Want to build a culture of learning and empathy driven by students? Make a Positive News Board for students to recognize their peers!

Outcomes

BetterLesson's coaching and workshops are focused on specific topics.
I can create safe spaces by developing an awareness of self-management, social awareness, relationship skills, and decision-making in order to meet the needs of my students.
I can create and sustain a healthy learning community that enables all students to experience success.
I can define deescalation tactics and mindsets to develop next steps that I feel comfortable, confident, and committed to pursuing.
I can cultivate resilience and wellbeing strategies (for teachers) by building my own plan for maintaining wellness.
I can model trauma-informed practices and create systems to enable teachers to use trauma-informed practices in order to support student learning.

How BetterLesson Can Help

We provide personalized, continuous support to help teachers and instructional leaders make growth towards their professional goals.
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