Self-regulation is often difficult for trauma-affected youth. They need support in regulating their bodies and minds. This self-regulation I'm referring to is also known as self-soothing. When a student gets escalated, they often need to do something to return to baseline before they can participate in class. If you want to know what self-regulation tools you need to have in your classroom, read on! Help your trauma-affected students get themselves under control with five amazing and easy tools.
You are responsible, as a teacher, for reporting any suspicions of student trauma or maltreatment. Are you sure what to look for? Keep reading to learn how to pick up on some of the more subtle signs of trauma in your students.
A Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports (PBIS) approach employs multi-tiered systems to help all students develop school-ready behaviors. Even so, the research shows that the basic PBIS approach to behavior is not enough for trauma-affected youth. Read on to find out what these students need instead.
Most students who struggle academically have had that problem for a long time. Oftentimes, their confidence is in the pits. You can support them and help them gain confidence! Student-teacher relationships can boost students' self-esteem. By getting students to see themselves as capable and valued, you can turn things around for your youngsters. Read on for a case example of how I built a relationship that helped a student gain confidence.
My name is Erin E. Silcox. I'm working on my Ph.D. in Literacy Education, focusing on the intersection of trauma and literacy. I want to deepen our base of knowledge about trauma-informed practices in schools and help teachers apply findings right now.