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Building Resiliency Skills in the Classroom (Gr. 1-12)

Many of our students lack resiliency, unable to persevere when things get difficult or recover from setbacks. The fear of failure is real and with "helicopter" (or as I like to call it in the northeast, "snowplow") parenting styles becoming the norm, the high percentage of students affected by trauma, or the amount of anxious kids in the classroom, youth just aren't taking risks like they used to.

This course will offer environmental and instructional strategies to increase risk taking and perseverance.

Learn how to structure group activities that push students to collaborate, fail and recover, think out of the box, problem solve, reflect, and give and accept feedback.

Come ready to move, play, and take home group activities that you can implement in your classroom tomorrow.

Instructor Bios


Building Resiliency Skills in the Classroom (Gr. 1-12)

  • Sarah Sherman

    Sarah Sherman

    Sarah Sherman has been teaching students with emotional/behavioral challenges for 15 years in districts around the country from California to New Mexico to New Hampshire in grades K-8. She taught in inner city schools with many students affected by childhood trauma and their families including abuse, addiction, incarceration and gang activity. She has a Masters in Special Education, is a Nationally Board Certified Teacher, and earned a Post Graduate Certificate in Applied Behavior Analysis.  She also is a certified Yoga Instructor who has been teaching a Trauma Sensitive Yoga class through Haven called Empower for 3 years and has led workshops for yoga teachers on the Seacoast on trauma sensitive practices.

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