Back by popular demand, Kristin Souers and Pete Hall, authors of the the ASCD books Fostering Resilient Learners: Strategies for Creating a Trauma Sensitive Classroom and Relationship, Responsibility, and Regulation: Trauma-Invested Practices for Fostering Resilient Learners. This 3-part series explores an urgent and growing issue — childhood trauma — and its profound effect on learning and teaching. Kristen, a mental heath counselor, and Pete, a former principal, will share practical easy-to-implement strategies to help students living with trauma thrive in the classroom.
This conference was held earlier this year to great acclaim. “This conference truly hits home. Becoming trauma-invested is at the core of our daily interactions with our students, coworkers, and loved ones. I cannot wait to take this knowledge back to my district. Truly transforming.” - Cory Sotala counselor at Tibbets Elementary School
Day 3: Leadership in a #TraumaInvested setting
With leadership teams and representatives from your district, school, and/or department, this session allows participants to deepen their learning and hone their collective focus. Participants will reflect on their personal missions as they analyze WHY they do what they do. Then, using powerful scenarios, teams will collaborate on a proven, replicable model for identifying student needs, building empathy, and generating strategies for supporting healthy adult and student growth. Following the principles of adult learning, teams will finish by constructing a plan to lead the sustainable implementation of #TraumaInvested practices in a focused, integratable manner throughout their professional setting.
Day 3 Learning Outcomes
Participants will deepen their understanding of what it means to create a Positive, #TraumaInvested Learning Environment.
Participants will roll up their sleeves and build a strategic, realistic, intentional plan to become more #TraumaInvested in their practices.
Participants will collaborate and refine their plans to implement #TraumaInvested approaches and mindsets in their buildings in order to support adults and their students in a strengths-based manner.