This month the Sonoma County Office of Education dedicated their January Bulletin to raising awareness on Trauma-Informed Teaching Knowing Our Students’ Stories and Fostering Resilience.
"Recent social and scientific research calls upon educators to provide student with not only academic learning, but also the social and emotional tools needed to be successful in life. We once though subjects like math and history to be disconnected from basic social skills and emotional resilience. Now, however, science is showing that all these factors are inter-related."
“We talk about students having an emotional backpack and how heavy it is on any given day. You don’t have to excuse their behavior, but you can know where it’s coming from.”
In this SCOE Bulletin, local educational leaders and community experts weigh in on how teachers, after-care providers, and other caregivers can be better prepared to understand and address negative behavior while providing critical support for their neediest children and improving outcomes for all.
See attached for the full bulletin!