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Trauma-Informed Practices

Teacher helping group of students.
Romain Bertrand February 24, 2022

It’s Not About You (And Other Keys To Classroom De-escalation)

Five classroom de-escalation strategies teachers can use to help manage dangerous or dysregulated student behavior....
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Smiling teacher working with young student.
Jennifer Doyle January 28, 2022

10 Tips to Support Student Social-Emotional Learning after Winter Break

Support trauma-informed teaching by creating safe spaces, establishing behavior systems, and focusing on resilience for both students and teachers....
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Teacher helping students
January 19, 2022

BetterLesson Live | Fostering Students’ Well-Being by Cultivating Classroom Community

Explore concrete strategies to build classroom communities that improve students' well-being....
Kids building with blocks together.
Morgan Atkins January 11, 2022

Setting the Stage for Self-Awareness and Self-Management: 8 Keys to Making Reflection and Growth Part of Your Classroom Culture

Self-awareness and self-management are key components of social-emotional learning (SEL). But how can we cultivate them in our classrooms?...
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Students use devices in a classroom.
April Brown January 5, 2022

Encouraging Education Leaders to Help Teachers to Get Curious About Behavior

When teachers think about the reason behind student behavior, they can often gain insight into proactive solutions to help students self-regulate....
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Three people working together.
April Brown April 20, 2021

Teachers Deserve Trauma-Informed Support, Too

Trauma-informed teaching practices are a hot topic right now‚ but teachers deserve trauma-informed support as well. Read how instructional coaching can help....
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Smiling woman wearing headphones and using laptop
Emma Siesfeld August 25, 2020

Trauma-Informed Teaching: Strategies that Work, Even in Remote Learning

Coach Emma Siesfeld shares 5 fundamental tenets of trauma-informed teaching and strategies....
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Teacher talks with student in classroom.
Allison Bucklew May 29, 2020

How the “Social Discipline Window” Helps Create an Empowered Classroom

BetterLesson Master Teacher Allison Bucklew shares how the Social Discipline Window helps teachers reflect on power dynamics to better meet students where they are....
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Student using laptop at home
Romain Bertrand May 19, 2020

Distance Learning: Tips for Parents, from a Teacher Who Wears Both Hats

Distance learning can be tough for students, educators, and parents. Here's some advice from a BetterLesson instructional coach and parent of two....
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