15 Oct Five Ways to Building a Trauma-Sensitive Classroom Environment
Posted at 22:33h in General NewsIn her new book, “The Trauma-Sensitive Classroom: Building Resilience with Compassionate Teaching”, Tish Jennings helps teachers manage challenging classroom behaviors. Jennings, a leader with the Compassionate Schools Project, helps teachers embrace a new mindset in order to help students who exhibit behaviors that may have proven adaptive in their lives but turn out to be barriers to learning in the classroom.
Here are five ways to build a trauma-sensitive classroom environment according to Jennings:
- Let Go of Zero Tolerance
- Reframe Student Behavior
- Generate and Savor Positive Emotions
- Draw on the Power of Story
- Put On Your Oxygen Mask First