Trauma informed practices in instruction benefit all students and can be a universal approach that's easier to implement than you think. Learn about the research behind trauma and toxic stress and how it affects the brain and learning/behaviors in order to recognize the signs and symptoms, so we can shift our mindset and how we're perceiving challenges.
Build your toolbox of practical classroom and schoolwide strategies to clearly identify and remove barriers to student success, teach and model coping skills, and build connections with even the most difficult students. Re-think traditional discipline procedures and move towards a focus on restorative practices and repairing relationships. You will walk away with evidence based practices that you can implement in your classroom the very next day.
Program Note: This workshop was formerly titled Trauma Informed Practices.
Sarah Sherman has been teaching students with social/emotional and behavioral challenges from inner cities around the country to the Seacoast of NH for 20 years in the capacity of Special Educator, SEL Consultant, and Professional Development Instructor. Her goal is to help educators and administrators understand how SEL challenges, trauma/toxic stress, and what we know about neuroscience, impact student learning to provide support and practical strategies. She has a Masters in Special Education, is a Nationally Board Certified Teacher, and completed Post-Graduate Certificates in Applied Behavior Analysis and Trauma Informed Practices and Policies.
She combines her unique experiences, neuroscience and research-based practices, and strength-driven connection making to remove barriers and build skills in both students and adults. She presents in a relative and engaging way that is full of discussion, reflection, and application of content that leaves people inspired and prepared to make a change.
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