Synopses & Reviews
Build a mindful, trauma-aware classroom today with this practical, easy-to-use book full of strategies and tools for understanding trauma, building empathy, and designed specifically with busy teachers in mind.
One in four children have witnessed or experienced a traumatic event that can affect behavior and learning. School can be a safe, stress-free classroom environment that can actually reduce bad behavior, foster resilience, and heal trauma. But how can teachers and educators provide the different types trauma-aware support that each student needs? That's where The Supportive Classroom comes in.
Written by two experienced school psychologists, this book offers an easy-to-understand overview of trauma, empathy, and self-care paired with proactive and reactive tools that can be implemented in the classroom right away. These practical ideas include:
-Suggestions for classroom setup
-Proactive behavior supports
-Checklists for identifying triggers and calming techniques
-Examples of real-life students and teachers
-Strategies for recognizing trauma exposure
Every teacher brings their own unique culture, style, and passion into the classroom. This book offers a blueprint for creating a safe, welcoming classroom based in trauma-sensitive practice that can be adapted to your unique classroom.