Through this course you will understand trauma’s effect on a student’s brain, behavior, and readiness to learn. Develop empathy and explore strategies for supporting students and developing healthy relationships for both you, the teacher, and the trauma-affected student. The course text, Trauma Sensitive Schools by Susan Craig (selecting either the K-5 or 6-12 level), Fostering Resilient Learners: Strategies for Creating a Trauma-Sensitive Classroom by Kristin Souers and Pete Hall and supplemental resources will prepare you to start implementing new, effective ideas today! Grade Levels K - 12
By the end of the course participants will:
- Understand trauma’s effect on a student’s brain, behavior, and readiness to learn.
- Develop empathy and explore strategies for supporting students and developing healthy relationships with the trauma-affected student.
NotesThis course can be taken for 3, 4 or 5 credits. Select the appropriate section for your desired number of credits.
Testimonials“I found the readings to be informative and interesting. My copy of Susan E. Craig’s book is full of notes, and highlighted passages. It will definitely be a book I refer to often. I felt like the articles you had sourced deepened and enforced the concepts Craig was covering. I too will be returning to these articles on occasion. I particularly enjoyed Dr. Daniel Siegel’s videos. While I love to read, watching and listening to a presentation is an effective learning method for me. I am so grateful for the Collected Course Resources packet that you provided. This is a huge gift and a valuable resource. Thank you! This class met my goals and expectations. The material was interesting and I learned so much. I felt like the assignments were meaningful, your responses to my assignments were encouraging, and I really appreciated how quickly you replied to my assignment submissions. Thank you! This was a great class!” —TINT Student
“I can honestly say, this course has changed my mindset more than I imagined. It has been the most applicable course to my current position and I’m SO glad I decided to enroll. Thank you so much for teaching this course, it truly has changed my perspective on how to do my job and really connect with my students.” —TINT Student
“Thank you so much for teaching this class, it truly was everything I needed and honestly the best class I've ever taken. This class should absolutely be a requirement for all Education Programs!” —TINT Student