Find compassionate perspectives and evidence-based strategies to foster school environments that promote psychological well-being and support students experiencing behavioral, emotional, or social challenges.
- Students’ personal experiences with the opioid crisis serve as powerful catalysts for a change-driven curriculum.
- Fear of failure can prevent students from showing what they know on big tests—but a 10-minute writing exercise can help.
- Supporting students with drug and alcohol dependency isn’t easy—but some strategies are more helpful than others.
- A trauma-informed approach ensures that students feel safe, supported, and nurtured—to improve their chances of academic success.
- Trauma in students’ lives takes an emotional and physical toll on teachers as well. Experts weigh in on the best ways to cope.
- Students who need extra social and emotional support have a quick check-in with an adult at the start and end of each day.
- A quick, fun classroom activity fosters open dialogue while releasing pent-up energy.
- In an extraordinary Twitter chat, educators discuss building trauma-informed social and emotional learning environments.
- Years of research prompt a group of scientists to ask whether we should rethink the way we do school.
- Any student may refuse to cooperate at times, but handling students with oppositional defiant disorder requires that teachers have a plan.
- Providing students with a quiet spot where they can calm themselves in times of stress helps them develop self-regulation.
- De-escalation strategies can help prevent students’ emotional outbursts, and aid them and their peers in finding calm after one.
- A look at some of the common symptoms teachers report—along with strategies and resources that can help.
- When teachers use strategies tailored to children who have experienced trauma, all students reap the emotional and academic benefits.
- For teachers coping with adverse childhood experiences or other traumas, common classroom situations can trigger strong reactions.