Reaching and Teaching Children who Hurt

Reaching and Teaching Children who Hurt Author Susan E. Craig
ISBN-10 1557669740
Year 2008
Pages 224
Language en
Publisher Brookes Pub
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Through clear and readable explanations of current research and enlightening vignettes, educators will understand how violence and other forms of trauma affect the key elements of a child's school and social success, including behavior, attention, memory, and language. - from publisher description

Reaching and Teaching Children Exposed to Trauma

Reaching and Teaching Children Exposed to Trauma Author Barbara Sorrels
ISBN-10 9780876593523
Year 2015-07-10
Pages 256
Language en
Publisher Gryphon House, Inc.
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What does a harmed child look like? It’s the little girl on the playground who has mysterious bruises on her legs. It’s the three-month-old baby boy who arches his back when you try to hold him. It’s the four-year-old who bites and hits when asked to clean up. These are the faces of traumatized children. As an early childhood professional, you play a key role in the early identification of maltreatment and unhealthy patterns of development. You are also the gateway to healing. In Reaching and Teaching Children Exposed to Trauma, you will find the tools and strategies to connect with harmed children and start them on the path to healing.

Trauma Sensitive Schools

Trauma Sensitive Schools Author Susan Craig
ISBN-10 9780807774533
Year 2015
Pages 147
Language en
Publisher Teachers College Press
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Growing evidence supports the important relationship between trauma and academic failure. Along with the failure of “zero tolerance” policies to resolve issues of school safety and a new understanding of children’s disruptive behavior, educators are changing the way they view children’s academic and social problems. In response, the trauma-sensitive schools movement presents a new vision for promoting children’s success. This book introduces this promising approach and provides K–5 education professionals with clear explanations of current research and dozens of practical, creative ideas to help them. Integrating research on children’s neurodevelopment and educational best practices, this important book will build the capacity of teachers and school administrators to successfully manage the behavior of children with symptoms of complex developmental trauma. “Kudos! Susan Craig has done it again. After Reaching and Teaching Children Who Hurt, she has written a book that will help administrators and educators truly make schoolwide trauma sensitivity a regular part of the way their schools are run. A major contribution to education reform.” —Susan Cole, director, Trauma and Learning Policy Initiative, Massachusetts Advocates for Children, and Harvard Law School. “Dr. Craig’s message is clear that promoting self-reflection, self-regulation and integration gives traumatized children the chance at learning that they’re not getting in traditional approaches. And she bravely points out that it’s critical for teachers to recognize the toll that this emotional work can take and the need for self-care. Being mindful of both the importance of trauma sensitive systems and the enormity of the task of helping vulnerable children build resilience is so critical for everyone working with and caring for our children.” —Julie Beem, MBA, Executive Director of the Attachment & Trauma Network, Inc.

Fostering Resilient Learners

Fostering Resilient Learners Author Kristin Souers
ISBN-10 9781416621102
Year 2016-01-26
Pages 215
Language en
Publisher ASCD
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In this galvanizing book for all educators, Kristin Souers and Pete Hall explore an urgent and growing issue--childhood trauma--and its profound effect on learning and teaching. Grounded in research and the authors' experience working with trauma-affected students and their teachers, Fostering Resilient Learners will help you cultivate a trauma-sensitive learning environment for students across all content areas, grade levels, and educational settings. The authors--a mental health therapist and a veteran principal--provide proven, reliable strategies to help you * Understand what trauma is and how it hinders the learning, motivation, and success of all students in the classroom. * Build strong relationships and create a safe space to enable students to learn at high levels. * Adopt a strengths-based approach that leads you to recalibrate how you view destructive student behaviors and to perceive what students need to break negative cycles. * Head off frustration and burnout with essential self-care techniques that will help you and your students flourish. Each chapter also includes questions and exercises to encourage reflection and extension of the ideas in this book. As an educator, you face the impact of trauma in the classroom every day. Let this book be your guide to seeking solutions rather than dwelling on problems, to building relationships that allow students to grow, thrive, and--most assuredly--learn at high levels.

Helping Them Heal

Helping Them Heal Author Karen L. Peterson, PhD
ISBN-10 9780876594766
Year 2014-06-01
Pages 192
Language en
Publisher Gryphon House, Inc.
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From family instability and poverty to rapid social and technological changes, children endure more stressors than ever before. A young child's brain is uniquely sensitive to the effects of stress and truama, which can have detrimental, long-term developmental impact. Helping Them Heal explains how trauma affects the developing brain, how those changes can manifest in the classroom, and what teachers, and caregivers can do to help a stressed, abused, or neglected child. Helping them Heal provides early childhood educators with answers, ideas, and specific classroom strategies to move trauma-affected children in positive directions. Early childhood educators will learn ways to help children build resilience, self-regulation, and self-competence using this sensitive, supportive, and practical guide.

Supporting and Educating Traumatized Students

Supporting and Educating Traumatized Students Author Eric Rossen, Ph.D.
ISBN-10 9780199766529
Year 2012-11-29
Pages 313
Language en
Publisher Oxford University Press
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Combining knowledge of the cognitive and behavioral effects of trauma, evidence-based interventions, educational best practices, and the experiences of veteran educators, Supporting and Educating Traumatized Students: A Guide for School-Based Professionals presents a new framework for assisting students with a history of trauma.

For White Folks Who Teach in the Hood and the Rest of Y all Too

For White Folks Who Teach in the Hood  and the Rest of Y all Too Author Christopher Emdin
ISBN-10 9780807006405
Year 2016-03-22
Pages 232
Language en
Publisher Beacon Press
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Merging real stories with theory, research, and practice, a prominent scholar offers a new approach to teaching and learning for every stakeholder in urban education. Drawing on his own experience of feeling undervalued and invisible in classrooms as a young man of color and merging his experiences with more than a decade of teaching and researching in urban America, award-winning educator Christopher Emdin offers a new lens on an approach to teaching and learning in urban schools. He begins by taking to task the perception of urban youth of color as unteachable, and he challenges educators to embrace and respect each student's culture and to reimagine the classroom as a site where roles are reversed and students become the experts in their own learning. Putting forth his theory of Reality Pedagogy, Emdin provides practical tools to unleash the brilliance and eagerness of youth and educators alike--both of whom have been typecast and stymied by outdated modes of thinking about urban education. With this fresh and engaging new pedagogical vision, Emdin demonstrates the importance of creating a family structure and building communities within the classroom, using culturally relevant strategies like hip-hop music and call-and-response, and connecting the experiences of urban youth to indigenous populations globally. Merging real stories with theory, research, and practice, Emdin demonstrates how by implementing the "Seven C's" of reality pedagogy in their own classrooms, urban youth of color benefit from truly transformative education. Lively, accessible, and revelatory, For White Folks Who Teach in the Hood...and the Rest of Y'all Too is the much-needed antidote to traditional top-down pedagogy and promises to radically reframe the landscape of urban education for the better.

Making It Better

Making It Better Author Barbara Oehlberg
ISBN-10 9781605543307
Year 2014-02-03
Pages 184
Language en
Publisher Redleaf Press
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More than 75 empowering and healing classroom activities Children living with uncertainty and insecurity often have difficulty focusing on learning. They might demonstrate disrespectful or defiant behaviors, act out, or act with aggression. As an educator, you may provide the only stability in their otherwise turbulent world. Making It Better explains trauma-informed education, an approach that recognizes the impact of traumatic stress on children and its effect on the growing brain, and applies the latest neurological research to teaching methods, disciplinary policies, and interactions to support grieving children. This book responds to the learning and behavioral needs of children who have experienced traumatic events or toxic stress—such as natural disasters, community violence, or abuse or neglect within the child’s familial relations—and includes a collection of activities and strategies to help children heal and feel empowered. Distressed children need absolute emotional security and an opportunity to engage in healing activities. With your help, children can begin to build resiliency and find renewed hope for the future. Barbara Oehlberg, MA, is an education and child trauma consultant who has presented for many organizations throughout the country. With a career that has spanned many levels, Barbara has spent more than 30 years making a positive impact on children’s lives.

Teaching the Child on the Trauma Continuum

Teaching the Child on the Trauma Continuum Author Betsy De Thierry
ISBN-10 178148449X
Year 2015
Pages 148
Language en
Publisher
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This book explains the continuum of trauma in all its complexity in succinct and straightforward terms, drawing on the latest thinking and research in neuroscience. It shows how teachers, while not specialist mental health professionals, can provide skilled and effective help within school and the classroom to children and young people for them to recover from trauma. It recognises the pressure on teachers and schools to meet national educational objectives, which can all too easily ignore the particular history and personal needs of individual pupils. The knowledge and strategies within this book will equip the busiest teachers to both recognise and to effectively respond to these particular needs and reduce their stress.

Trusting Teachers with School Success

Trusting Teachers with School Success Author Kim Farris-Berg
ISBN-10 9781610485104
Year 2012
Pages 227
Language en
Publisher Rowman & Littlefield
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Examining the experiences of teachers who are already trusted to call the shots, this book answers: What would teachers do if they had the autonomy not just to make classroom decisions, but to collectively—with their colleagues—make the decisions influencing whole school success? Decisions such as school curriculum, how to allocate the school budget, and who to hire.

Understanding Race Ethnicity and Power

Understanding Race  Ethnicity  and Power Author Elaine Pinderhughes
ISBN-10 9780029253410
Year 1989
Pages 269
Language en
Publisher Simon and Schuster
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For practitioners and students seeking to deepen cultural sensitivity in clinical practice, this book examines the ethnic diversity of clients. It reveals the pervasive influence of race, ethnicity and power on the practitioner's own identity and interactions with others - clients, peers, subordinates and superiors.

The Teacher s Introduction to Attachment

The Teacher s Introduction to Attachment Author Nicola Marshall
ISBN-10 9780857009739
Year 2014-07-21
Pages 144
Language en
Publisher Jessica Kingsley Publishers
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Simple and concise, The Teacher's Introduction to Attachment offers an easy way to understand children with attachment issues and how they can be supported. Author Nicola Marshall combines her expertise as an adoptive parent and schools trainer to describe in plain English what attachment is, how children develop attachment problems and how these problems affect a child's social, emotional and neurological development. She addresses some of the difficulties in identifying attachment issues in children - common among children who are in care or adopted, but which are sometimes mistaken for symptoms of ADHD or Autism Spectrum Disorder. Nicola also describes a range of helpful principles and practical strategies which will help children flourish - from simple tips for the individual on how to improve their communication to the changes a school can make to reduce a child's anxiety about changes and transitions. Ideal for teachers and support staff to pick up and use, this book is an essential addition to any school's staff library.

Managing Your Classroom with Heart

Managing Your Classroom with Heart Author Katy Ridnouer
ISBN-10 9781416604624
Year 2006
Pages 179
Language en
Publisher ASCD
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Teaching is as much about students as it is about curriculum, and no one understands this better than middle and high school teachers. But even the most dedicated teacher can sometimes feel defeated by the challenge of reaching distracted, disconnected, and defiant adolescents. Drawing on her own experience as a high school teacher, Katy Ridnouer shares an approach to classroom management that will help you spend less time "dealing with" your adolescent learners and more time inspiring them to be their best selves in school and beyond. Managing with heart means accepting teenage students as they are and recognizing what they need: a connection with the curriculum; a sense of order; and most essentially, a sense that someone cares. In this book, you'll find practical strategies for * Balancing care and discipline * Interacting with students and their parents * Establishing classroom routines that keep students on task * Communicating expectations and ensuring accountability * Handling common challenges, from classroom noise and personality conflicts to inappropriate clothing and disrespectful language * Building trust and helping students feel emotionally and intellectually safe. Vivid, real-life examples and questions for reflection make this a perfect choice for faculty reading groups and any middle or high school teacher looking to create a positive learning community, enhance students' confidence and interpersonal skills, and rediscover the reward of being a teacher.

Teaching with Poverty in Mind

Teaching with Poverty in Mind Author Eric Jensen
ISBN-10 9781416612100
Year 2010-06-16
Pages
Language en
Publisher ASCD
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In Teaching with Poverty in Mind: What Being Poor Does to Kids' Brains and What Schools Can Do About It, veteran educator and brain expert Eric Jensen takes an unflinching look at how poverty hurts children, families, and communities across the United States and demonstrates how schools can improve the academic achievement and life readiness of economically disadvantaged students. Jensen argues that although chronic exposure to poverty can result in detrimental changes to the brain, the brain's very ability to adapt from experience means that poor children can also experience emotional, social, and academic success. A brain that is susceptible to adverse environmental effects is equally susceptible to the positive effects of rich, balanced learning environments and caring relationships that build students' resilience, self-esteem, and character. Drawing from research, experience, and real school success stories, Teaching with Poverty in Mind reveals * What poverty is and how it affects students in school; * What drives change both at the macro level (within schools and districts) and at the micro level (inside a student's brain); * Effective strategies from those who have succeeded and ways to replicate those best practices at your own school; and * How to engage the resources necessary to make change happen. Too often, we talk about change while maintaining a culture of excuses. We can do better. Although no magic bullet can offset the grave challenges faced daily by disadvantaged children, this timely resource shines a spotlight on what matters most, providing an inspiring and practical guide for enriching the minds and lives of all your students.

Optimizing Learning Outcomes

Optimizing Learning Outcomes Author William Steele
ISBN-10 9781317191667
Year 2017-02-24
Pages 252
Language en
Publisher Routledge
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Optimizing Learning Outcomes provides answers for the most pressing questions that mental health professionals, teachers, and administrators are facing in today’s schools. Chapters provide a wide array of evidence-based resources—including links to video segments—that promote understanding, discussion, and successful modeling. Accessible how-to trainings provide readers with multiple sensory-based practices that improve academic success and promote behavioral regulation. Clinicians and educators will come away from this book with a variety of tools for facilitating brain-based, trauma-sensitive learning for all, realizing improved learning outcomes, improving teacher satisfaction, and reducing disciplinary actions and suspensions.