When educators learn about the devastating impact of ACES and toxic stress on a child's developing body, brain, and behavior, they often remark, "well,now what?"
In this interactive workshop, participants learn to create a classroom that generates psychological safety and invites emotional and behavioral regulation via the nervous system. Co-presented with a seasoned educator, participants take a deep dive into a regulated learning environment; and they learn by doing. Participants will explore sensory tools for self-regulation in addition to engage in four kinds of classroom practices (connectors, activators, soothers, affirmations) that quiet the primitive brain and open the pathways to connection and learning. This workshop promises to be fun, engaging, connecting, and inspirational to the educator looking to apply trauma-informed practices in the classroom.