Two teachers talking trauma, teaching and spilling the tea.
Join us, Addison & Lauren, as we explore the learning discovered through our implementation of trauma informed practices.
What does it mean to spill the tea? We recognize that the reality of teaching is not always rainbows and butterflies. One day the calming area works and the next day it doesn’t. We’re here to spill the tea (share the truth) about how tough this job can be, while offering research, recommendations, and takeaways for your own room.
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In this episode, listen as Lauren and Addison discuss the "why" behind brain breaks and movement in the classroom:
1. Impacts of movement in the body in general
2. Impacts of movement as it relates to cognition
3. Strategies you can implement in your classroom TODAY!
In this episode, listen as Lauren and Addison layout students' basic needs and some of the brain science connected to it:
1. How to identify and approach basic needs (sleep, food/drink, and temperature)
2. Ways to active the vagus nerve
3. The importance of validating stress symptoms
In this episode, listen as Lauren and Addison dive into the key components of restorative justice as it relates to trauma informed practices:
1. Why is restorative justice a MUST in the educational system today
2. Altering the mindset before implementing the practices
3. How to implement community circles
4. Repairing harm in a restorative way
This week Lauren and Addison have all of their dreams come true: they've convinced the world's best assistant principal to sit down and hash out all things trauma responsive.
Tiffany Wilson is an educator of over 20 years, serving as an elementary teacher, site instructional coach and now assistant principal. She comes with a breadth of knowledge on the subject as well as years of experience doing the work. Everything about this discussion that makes this episode the best one yet!
In this episode, listen as Lauren and Addison break down 4 different pieces required to setting up a trauma responsive classroom:
1. Create a sense of belonging
2. Accommodate needs through literal classroom setup (from desk configuration to color schemes)
3. Provide oxytocin opportunities
4. Designate a space for students to calm down
Join us as we discuss the mindset shifts around being a trauma informed teacher.
Walk away with two reflective questions to help guide your responses to student behaviors and challenging experiences in the classroom.
Being the true teachers that we are, we've compiled a quick 5 minute overview that gives you background knowledge on what the trauma affected brain is and some key terms we'll use in the coming episodes. Sorry we don't have a corresponding anchor chart-- we're not that tech savvy yet.