Tagged With "Teaching"

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New Resources on DACA from Teaching Tolerance [teachingtolerance.org]

Alicia Doktor ·
Teaching Tolerance is a wonderful resource for educators, librarians, caregivers, or anyone who comes into contact with youth. This new section on their website " The Moment : Defending DACA and Busting Immigration Myths" is devoted to DACA information and resources. " The White House and Justice Department this week announced plans to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. How will this decision affect your students, their families and even your colleagues? Learn...
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Nowhere to Hide: The Elephant in the [Class]room

Daun Kauffman ·
We are trying to scoop water out of a boat which has gaping trauma-holes in the bottom.
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Dear Teacher

Dr. Hasshan Batts ·
Dear Teacher I remember you and I would imagine you remember me well. I am your student. We have shared space for many years yet have never come to know one another. Although I have known you over twenty years and spent more time with you than even my closest friends and family, our relationship has remained transactional, tense, contentious and at times violent. We have cursed, threatened and insulted each other, I have thrown chairs and spat at you and you have restrained me multiple...
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Trauma-Informed Instruction: The Regulated Classroom

Emily Read Daniels ·
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...
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Why and How Teachers Can Become Better Prepared for Trauma in Schools

Karen Gross ·
Below is the text of an article appearing in Forest of the Rain Productions with a special thanks to Dr. Michael Robinson. Link to piece is: https://forestoftheraineducation.weebly.com/we-donrsquot-teach-educators-enough-about-trauma-we-should-do-more-karen-gross.html TEXT: Hardly a week goes by without some trauma in the US. Some events are nature made; some are human-made. There appear to be fewer and fewer “safe” places and spaces. The usually “safe” places – schools, universities,...
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Teaching Teens about ACEs?

Jocelyn Goldblatt ·
I've been asked to speak to a group of students about ACEs. They are aged 16-18, participating in IMPAACT Academy (https://www.gsil.org/impacct-program/get-involved/). 1/2 the class is on the life skill track with limited cognative ability and the other half are bright and bored, diagnosed with ADD/ADHD (but, teacher says they have Trauma/PTSD). My question is about appropriate curriculum for this group. Is it appropriate to give them the ACE quiz so they know their scores and explain the...
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LucidWitness: Increasing Public-Awareness of Developmental Trauma

Daun Kauffman ·
LucidWitness blogposts are designed for social media to help grow awareness of developmental trauma among your network(s).
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Echo Conference Spotlight: Self-Regulation, Dysregulation & Co-Regulation - Neurologically Informed Teaching & Parenting

Louise Godbold ·
Echo's conference this year is bursting at the seams with great workshops for teachers, parents and anyone who works with children and their families. In addition to the not-to-be-missed keynotes such as Dr. Ross Greene, we are proud to present: Robbyn Peter Bennett Workshop Spotlight: Self-Regulation, Dysregulation & Co-Regulation - Neurologically Informed Teaching & Parenting You may have seen Robbyn Peters Bennett in her TEDx talk . In our conference workshop, Robbyn will discuss...
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Re: Echo Conference Spotlight: Self-Regulation, Dysregulation & Co-Regulation - Neurologically Informed Teaching & Parenting

Jennifer Fraser ·
This looks fantastic. I have been trying in a variety of ways to bring neuroscience --- especially in terms of bullying --- to educators. We are not talking about it or learning about it and it's so important. A couple of articles I've written for those interested http://ourmomspot.net/community/index.php?topic=12667 http://www.edutopia.org/blog/w...tors-jennifer-fraser
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Re: LucidWitness: Increasing Public-Awareness of Developmental Trauma

Leslie Lieberman ·
This index is phenomenal Daun! Thank you for your continued commitment to and passion for creating trauma-informed schools and being part of the solution in spite of, or perhaps because of, the very hard work you do every day!
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Re: LucidWitness: Increasing Public-Awareness of Developmental Trauma

Daun Kauffman ·
Wow! Thanks so much Leslie!
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Re: Teaching Teens about ACEs?

Dawn Cretney ·
I am also interested to know Jocelyn. If you get any responses from other members I would be keen to hear. As a youth worker I would have little hesitation in raising awareness, knowledge, and understanding of ACEs and improved coping strategies, if that's where interest and conversation about peoples lives led, but having it as part of a formal programme I am not sure.
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Re: Trauma-Informed Instruction: The Regulated Classroom

Brenda Yuen ·
Emily, I LOVE what you are offering! Do you only schedule training and workshops in Hancock NH? Would love to see this offered here in Maryland -- we have many public school systems who are working toward trauma-informed schools.
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Re: Trauma-Informed Instruction: The Regulated Classroom

Emily Read Daniels ·
Hi Brenda! Thank you so much for your comment! I travel and offer trainings anywhere in the country. Let's talk more. I can be reached at Emily@herethisnow.org or 603-525-4443. I would absolutely consider offering a training in your neck of the woods if you thought there was sufficient interest. Cheers, Emily
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Re: Trauma Informed Instruction: The Regulated Classroom

carolynn macAllister ·
Will this workshop be video recorded as it would be great to be able to view it here in Oklahoma?
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Re: Teaching Teens about ACEs?

Brenda Yuen ·
Hi Jocelynn! What a great honor to share ACES information with adolescents! You asked about whether it would be appropriate to share the information, have them get their scores, etc. I guess I can see your hesitation. I think it all depends upon how you present it: if you bring in the ACE AND the resiliency piece? If you maybe you certain psychodrama techniques, such as the spectogram - which could be useful to ask questions like "how many of you grew up with an alcoholic family member?"...
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SPLC's Teaching Tolerance Project: Social Justice Standards

Alicia Doktor ·
I hope everyone is staying safe and sane during this heat wave! I wanted to share with you a tool that I came across from the Southern Poverty Law Center's Teaching Tolerance Project (if you have not had a chance to subscribe to their weekly newsletter , please do! It has a wealth of wonderful information that intersects with Resilience / Trauma Informed work) They also have a bunch of great free webinars ! Teaching Tolerance’s Social Justice Standards "Social Justice Standards: The Teaching...
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Superkid Power Guidebook

Matt Leek ·
In Southern Oregon, Janai Mestrovich, MS, Early Learning & Child Development, labels her curriculum Empowering Superkids. The focus is on pre-K and Kindergarten kids and teaching them to know her/himself and tap inner resources of mind/body/emotions/breathing and have skills to make good choices and feel like a SUPERKID. Teaching self awareness, self respect and communication/collaboration are essential towards resiliency. Janai has developed and taught the Superkid Guidebook over a 40...
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Teaching self awareness and stress recognition to kids age 4-6

Matt Leek ·
Janai Mestrovich (BS/MS, Family & Child Development), teacher and developer of 'Superkid Power' (Ashland, OR) passed this along to me regarding how she uses finger activated mood card to measure temperature and kid stress levels: 40 Pre-K children learned how to measure their stress level this morning by measuring hand temp. with mood cards. Blue, happy-peaceful-very calm; Green, calm; Red, tight muscles/upset; Black Tense/grit teeth. We chanted and drummed appropriately - tense drumming...
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Re: How did the ACEs research and approach win you around?

Maureen McGurk ·
I think the biggest barrier is the state education policies in place that prevent us from truly focusing on the trauma/ACE informed practices. I am seeing a push to train teachers, but honestly, we also (desperately) need to train/inform elected officials, state education employees and policymakers the most.! I am trying to find ways to not only train teachers but encourage schools to take the training outside of the school buildings to the ones who really need it. I like the model of the...
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How did the ACEs research and approach win you around?

John Medley-Hallam ·
Hi All. I work for a partnership of charitable foundations in the UK, and we are interested in bringing ACEs awareness and practice into our schools to improve the support for all young people. As part of this work, we would love to hear your thoughts as teachers, educationalists or experts on: What were the barriers in your school/professional environment to working in an ACE-informed way ? How did you overcome these barriers ? What day-to-day changes are you seeing in your work? (either in...
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Kids Artwork - The Key to Communications & Goal Setting

Matt Leek ·
Crayons can do wonders. Not just to make colorful rainbows and unicorns but as a vital tool used for communication between students and between the student and their teachers and parents. Janai Mestrovich (BS/MS, Family & Child Development, Ashland, OR) incorporates kid art into her SuperKid Power curriculum. Here are several examples from the kids (pre-K and Kindergarten) reflecting goals the kids said they were thinking about or that concerned them. in the first example, a young boy...
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Re: How did the ACEs research and approach win you around?

Margaret Casey ·
Hi John, I'm a psychologist working with a team of educators (in a large Canadian public school system with 250+ schools) tasked with integrating trauma-informed practice into school communities. Over the last ten years, we have taken various approaches to the work and we are currently working with 25 high schools in a Learning Collaborative. In creating the Collaborative, we borrowed from the National Child Traumatic Stress Network's Learning Collaborative Toolkit. We successfully completed...
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Re: Teaching Teens about ACEs?

Brian Frick ·
I am a motivational speaker and Trauma Informed Care Trainer and would love to help out in anyway. I have been working in a Detroit High School for 5 years now and in education for 20. I am currently working on working towards creating educational change through the country revolving around TIC. THere are so many benefits to TIC whether the kids have experienced toxic stress or not. The Methods that I have been teaching are things that all people can use, Problem Solving, Coping Strategies,...
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Teaching Adult Wary Children and Youth

Michael McKnight ·
Secure, trusting bonds are essential if young people are to grow, learn, and thrive !!(Baumeister, 2011; Brendtro, Brokenleg, & Van Bockern, 2005; Shulevitz, 2013). Today there are literally millions of young people disconnected and living in violent communities with over stressed families and schools that are depersonalized. They traverse dangerous communities and the ecology in which they live is one of extreme levels of toxic stress. The most troubled and troubling kids display...
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Good Choices FEEL Good - An Early SEL Lesson from Grandma Boom / ORAEYC Blog

Matt Leek ·
The little baby dinosaur was afraid to come out to play.....teaching empathy
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All pupils will be taught about mental and physical wellbeing (gov.uk)

Dawn Cretney ·
It's a start. Clearly many children do not grow up in households where this information is known and understood and healthy patterns hold. I believe we still have a way to go including ACEs and that emotional health is key. All children in England will be taught how to look after their mental wellbeing and recognise when classmates may be struggling, as the Government unveils new guidance for the introduction of compulsory health education. Bold new plans set out today (Monday 25 February)...
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