In this video, the National Teacher of the Year shares how she promotes joy and stays positive, and offers advice for teachers who may be struggling.
Perry, T. (2022, June 8). Promoting Student-Led Learning in Elementary School. Edutopia. Retrieved June 29, 2022.
Giving students chances to make classroom decisions and manage discussions guides them to take agency in their learning.
Fein, A. M. (2021, June 1). Guiding Students to Improve Executive Functioning Skills. Edutopia. Retrieved March 21, 2022.
With explicit coaching, high school students can learn to manage their increasingly complex academic and extracurricular commitments.
Rothstein, S. (2021, March 25). 4 Relationship-Building Strategies to Help Finish the School Year Strong. Edutopia. Retrieved March 9, 2022.
Students still have time to make connections with their classmates, and projects that require teamwork are a great place to start.
Simmons, D. (2020, May). Confronting Inequity/ The Trauma We Don’t See. ASCD: Learning and the Brain, 77(8). Retrieved October 23, 2020.
Too often, the trauma of high-achieving Black students goes unnoticed.
Minahan, J. (2019, October). Trauma Informed Teaching Strategies. ASCD: Making Schools a Safe Place, 77(2). Retrieved October 23, 2020.
Small changes in classroom interactions can make a big difference for traumatized students.
Gross, K. (2020, October 22). The Trauma Transmission from Students to Teachers. ASCD: Trauma Informed Schools,16(4). Retrieved October 23, 2020.
The COVID-19 virus has changed the world as we knew it. We have lost hundreds of thousands of lives, including those of educators that serve many of our students; jobs
Schiro, T. (2020, October 22). Student Homelessness: The Trauma We Don’t See. ASCD: Trauma Informed Schools, 16(4). Retrieved October 23, 2020.
How many students in your school or district are homeless? The number of children and youth experiencing homeless has steadily increased over the past 15 years. There were more than
Qiran, Jianguo, & Junjie (2020, October 22). We Can Help Students with Trauma Face Life More Positively. ASCD: Trauma Informed Schools, 16(4). Retrieved October 23, 2020.
Many children who attend school have or will experience some type of trauma that may affect cognition, behavior, and relationships (Van Der Kolk, 2014). According to the National Child Traumatic