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Fostering Resilient students who THRIVE!

…”we must also celebrate the power of resilience. Many of us have found a way to survive the not-OK” (Souers & Hall, 2016 p. 23). This quote is powerful because even though many of us have experienced trauma and (the … Continue reading

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Fostering Resilience in the Science Classroom

According to Souers and Hall, resiliency in the classroom is defined as the building of strong relationships and creation of a safe classroom environment to help students learn at higher levels. Fostering Resilient Learners: Strategies for Creating a Trauma Sensitive … Continue reading

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Trauma in the Class, What Do We Do?

What is Trauma? Trauma is pervasive in the high school setting. It’s pervasive everywhere, but it can be very prevalent in a high school classroom. However, it can be hard to catch and even harder to handle when a student’s … Continue reading

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The Journey Towards Resilience

In Kristen Souers and Pete Halls book Fostering Resilient Learners, the impact of trauma and negative experiences is investigated through an educational lens to determine its harsh impacts on students as they go through their schooling experience. Throughout the book, … Continue reading

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Creating a Mindful, Trauma-Sensitive Classroom

“I am now challenging you to look beyond the behavior and focus on motive. If we can identify what may be motivating students to react, we can redirect them by providing alternative options for them to manage their stress.” (Souers … Continue reading

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A Note to the Teacher: Fostering Resilient Learners

When thinking of how to foster resilient learning in our students, we must first understand that many children have experienced different trauma-related events. These events are referred to as Adverse Childhood Experiences, or ACEs. Student learning is heavily impacted by … Continue reading

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Science Teaching 2.0: Fostering Resilient Learners

What does it mean to foster resilient learners? The authors of Fostering Resilient Learners: Strategies for Creating a Trauma-Sensitive Classroom (2016), Kristen Souers, a licensed mental health therapist, and Pete Hall, a veteran school principal and education consultant, provide teachers … Continue reading

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Building Brilliant Resilience in the Classroom

Every year new students come into our classroom. We often don’t know what they’ve been through or what they’ve experienced, but we are able to see how those experiences affect them. According to one source, nearly 45% of children under … Continue reading

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How to Foster Resilient Learners in the Classroom

On page 7 of the book Fostering Resilient Learners, the author mentions the responsibility of a teacher “to educate every single child who enters our schoolhouses”. That does not just mean that we provide them the educational resources to do … Continue reading

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The Importance of Fostering Resilience in Students

Nearly 40% of students in the US have been exposed to some sort of traumatic event. This is troubling because when children are exposed to complex or acute drama the brain shifts its operation from development to stress response, which … Continue reading

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