How do we greet students when they enter the classroom?

Do they know that there is NO PLACE we’d rather be?

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Everyone is fighting a battle you know nothing about. Be kind. Always.

Everyone is fighting a battle you know nothing about. Be kind. Always.

-Brad Meltzer

There is always more to someone’s story than what meets the eye.

How does knowing that there is

always more to someone’s story

help in your day to day interactions?

Change yourself

and

the world

changes.

Why would someone choose fight, flight or freeze over pausing and problem-solving?

“Imagine you're walking in the forest, and you see a bear.”

“Immediately...your heart starts to pound. Your pupils dilate. Your airways open up. And you are ready to either fight that bear or run from the bear. Or you just freeze.”

“That is wonderful if you're in a forest, and there's a bear.”

“But the problem is what happens when the bear comes home every night.

And this system is activated over and over and over again. It goes from being adaptive, or lifesaving, to maladaptive or health-damaging.”

-Dr. Nadine Burke Harris, 16 min TED talk

How Childhood Trauma Affects Health Across a Lifetime

From “Help for Billy” by Heather Forbes

All behavior is purposeful.

What need do you have the most trouble meeting for yourself during the school day?

What need do you have the most trouble meeting for yourself in your personal life?

What is one small change you could make in your classroom to make it more need-satisfying for students?

We are always impacting each other with our behavior, and that impact can be negative or positive.

  • What is within our control?

  • What can we do to help school be need-satisfying for staff as well as students?

Trauma-informed supports benefit all people.

Trauma-informed supports benefit all people.

They are not bad kids​

  • They are good kids who have had bad things happen to them​
  • They are seeking to meet their needs
  • They have difficulty regulating their emotions
  • They lack important skills to be successful in school
  • They believe that adults cannot be trusted

Trauma-informed supports benefit all people.

What You See

  • Defiance​
  • Need to control​
  • Manipulation​
  • Anxiety​
  • Impulsivity​
  • Inattentiveness​
  • Hyperarousal​
  • Hyperactivity​
  • Aggression

What’s Really There

  • Mistrust​
  • Need to rely on themselves​
  • A way to get needs met​
  • Fear and terror​
  • Poor executive functioning​
  • Focus on threatening details​
  • Need to be aware of danger​
  • Always ready to face threats​
  • Ready to survive

Trauma-informed supports benefit all people.

Trauma-informed supports benefit all people.

Trauma-informed supports benefit all people.

Teacher’s

Tool

Kit

Trauma-informed supports benefit all people.

Turn and Talk:

What classroom practice are you considering rethinking based upon what you are learning about trauma?

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Thank

you!

Looking for the good in others benefits more than just the people around you...it benefits you as well.

Where do

you stand?

Winter or summer?

Spicy or mild?

Confrontational or non-confrontational?

Sweet snacks or salty snacks?

We all have major differences.

Who is right?

Who is wrong?

+Pair up

+Walk back

+How do you

look for the

good?

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