Trauma

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Student Well-Being Opinion Grief Has Engulfed the Learning Environment. Here's What Can Help
Three strategies to bring grief-responsive teaching into your classroom.
Brittany R. Collins, January 14, 2022
5 min read
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Science Finding Hope in the Face of Climate Change: Why Some Teachers Focus on Solutions
Learning about climate change can make students feel anxious or hopeless. A solution-focused teaching approach gives them a reason for hope.
Sarah Schwartz, November 23, 2021
11 min read
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Teaching Opinion Helping Our Students Achieve 'Post-Traumatic Growth'
Asking children to write about and discuss what it was like to live through the pandemic is one way to tend to students' needs.
Larry Ferlazzo, October 5, 2021
13 min read
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Student Well-Being Opinion What 9/11 Can Teach Us Today
We can only guess at what weighs on other people. Hurts and wounds are not always visible on the outside.
Pamela Cantor, September 15, 2021
1 min read
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Teaching Opinion 12 Ways to Support Afghan Refugee Students
Four teachers with experience teaching refugee students share their suggestions.
Larry Ferlazzo, August 25, 2021
12 min read
Student Well-Being Video Supporting Grieving Students: Advice From Parents and Counselors (Videos)
Parents and counselors offer advice for educators helping students through the grief and losses of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Kaylee Domzalski, August 19, 2021
1 min read
Teaching & Learning Video A Widowed Mother’s Advice for Teachers
A mother who helped her son through the loss of her husband and daughter offers advice to teachers working with students who are grieving.
Kaylee Domzalski, August 19, 2021
3:45
Teaching & Learning How Schools Can Support Grieving Kids
The founder of a summer program for kids who are grieving offers advice on how schools can provide similar support to their students.
Kaylee Domzalski, August 19, 2021
3:04
Teaching & Learning Video Addressing Students’ Grief and Anxiety
After six of her students lost parents over the summer, a school counselor offers advice for educators trying to meet the needs of students.
Kaylee Domzalski, August 19, 2021
4:18
Teaching & Learning Video How to Become Trauma-Informed
A school counselor discusses how her school has helped teachers with their own mental health, and empowered them to help their students too.
Kaylee Domzalski, August 19, 2021
2:43
Vickie Quarles, a widow in Memphis, Tenn., lost her husband to COVID-19 in December 2020. She is now raising their five daughters alone. Her older daughter, Alyssa, 18, comforts her in their home.
Vickie Quarles, a widow in Memphis, Tenn., lost her husband to COVID-19 in December 2020. She is now raising their five daughters alone. Her oldest daughter, Alyssa, 18, comforts her in their home.
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Student Well-Being Thousands of Kids Lost Parents to COVID-19. Schools Must Prepare to Help the Grieving
While some may view the back-to-school season as a return to “normal,” for those students who’ve lost someone, it will feel anything but.
Ileana Najarro, July 21, 2021
9 min read
Student Well-Being Spotlight Spotlight on Student Mental Health
In this Spotlight, evaluate what schools can do to shift their approach to mental health supports, assess new statistics for child abuse, plus more.
July 2, 2021