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Creating a Trauma Sensitive Environment in the K-12 Classroom

 

INSTRUCTOR: SONEQUA REEVES

EMAIL: sreeves@classroom.ndc.edu

 

FYI:  You will need a personal Gmail (email) account to access the course materials from

Notre Dame College Google Classroom.  You CANNOT access Notre Dame College Google Classroom with a school district account for safety/security reasons.

 

Course Description:  A course for K-12 educators interested in learning strategies for working with students who have experienced trauma.  Primary emphasis on this course will be understanding the effect of trauma on school age children, developing and using strategies to reach children in trauma and developing lesson plans on trauma to use in the classroom.

 

List of References Consulted:

 

Souers, Kristin Author (2016)

Hall, Peter, Author

Fostering Resilient Learners:  Strategies for Creating a Trauma-Sensitive Classroom

 

Iberline, Jeanie M (2017)

Ruyle, Mike

Cultivating Mindfulness in the Classroom

 

Session One:

1.     Independent Reading: Ch 1 Understanding Trauma and the Prevalence of the Not-OK

2.     Chapter Summary ( minimum 1 page in length in Google Docs)

3.     TED Talk: How Childhood Trauma Affects Health Across a Lifetime (Approximately 16min).

4.     Summary  Response to TED Talk  ( minimum 1 page)

Session Two:

1.     Independent Reading: Ch 2: The Manifestation of ACEs in the Classroom

2.     Chapter Summary ( minimum 1 page in length in Google Docs)

3.     TED Talk: How teachers can help students navigate trauma (Approximately 15 min)

4.     Summary  Response to TED Talk ( minimum 1 page)

Session Three:

1.     Independent Reading : Ch1~Research & Theory and Ch 2 Stress Reduction( use these chapters to begin thinking about your Trauma Sensitive Lesson Plan)

2.     TED Talk: How to Fix a Broken School? Lead Fearlessly, Love Hard

3.     Summary  Response TED Talk ( minimum 1 page)

4.     TED Talk: Flipping Your Lid:  A Scientific Explanation (Approximately 7 min)

5.     Summary  Response TED Talk ( minimum 1 page)

 

Session Four:

1.     Independent Reading:  Ch 3: Cement Shoes:  Staying True to Who You Are

2.     Independent Reading: Ch 4:  Staying Out of Oz:  Remaining Grounded Amid Chaos.

3.     TED Talk:  Every Kid needs a Champion

4.     Summary  Response TED Talk ( minimum 1 page)

5.     TED Talk: Creative Ways to Get Kids to Thrive in School

6.     Summary  Response TED Talk ( minimum 1 page)

7.     Using all the resources present in Sessions 1-4 create a Trauma Sensitive Lesson plan to use in your classroom.  Include all the particulars: 

a.     Grade Level

b.     Objective

c.     Procedures

d.     Evaluation

Be as creative as you would like. 

 

Session Five: Assignments Due

1.     Journal Entry: (1 page minimum)

2.     Chapter 1 Understanding Trauma & the Prevalence of the Not-Ok : Summary

3.     TED Talk:  How Childhood Trauma Affects Health Across a Lifetime: Summary

4.     Chapter  2: The Manifestation of ACEs in the Classroom: Summary

5.     TED Talk: How teachers can help students navigate trauma: Summary

6.     TED Talk: How to Fix a Broken School? Lead Fearlessly, Love Hard: Summary

7.     TED Talk: Flipping Your Lid:  A Scientific Explanation: Summary

8.     TED Talk:  Every Kid needs a Champion: Summary

9.     TED Talk: Creative Ways to Get Kids to Thrive in School: Summary

10.   Trauma Sensitive: Lesson Plan

 

 

 

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