George Lucas Educational Foundation

Fall Hamilton Elementary

Public, Urban
Grades K-4
Nashville, TN
Social and Emotional Learning

An Inside Look at Trauma-Informed Practices

A Nashville elementary school takes a comprehensive approach to trauma-informed practices, creating a space where students feel known and supported.

Tom Berger
  • Social and Emotional Learning
    A Nashville elementary school takes a comprehensive approach to trauma-informed practices, creating a space where students feel known and supported.
  • Response to Intervention
    Students who need extra social and emotional support have a quick check-in with an adult at the start and end of each day.
  • Mental Health
    A trauma-informed approach ensures that students feel safe, supported, and nurtured—to improve their chances of academic success. 
  • Teacher Wellness
    It’s a simple self-care strategy: Teachers text a colleague to cover their class for a minute when they need to de-escalate and recharge.
  • Social and Emotional Learning
    Providing students with a quiet spot where they can calm themselves in times of stress helps them develop self-regulation.