In order for educators to provide student-centered learning environments that lead to optimal growth, the diverse and ever-evolving academic and emotional needs of students must be met. Whether it’s facing food insecurity or being exposed to abuse, unmet emotional needs produce trauma. Due to the growing number of students in schools that have experienced trauma, educational leaders must be informed of the ways in which that trauma impacts student learning and seek to mitigate its effects through awareness and understanding. Cultivating trauma-informed practices can help instructional leaders provide a lens through which systems of support can be structured to better educate and meet the rapidly increasing needs of students who navigate their schooling with trauma.
This session is designed for district, school, and teacher leaders who interface with school-level educators to provide instructional support, training, and leadership.
I create systems that enable teachers to use trauma-informed practices to support student learning.
During the workshop, participants will…