Coming Soon! Teaching to Strengths: supporting students living with trauma, violence & chronic stress

TEACHING TO STRENGTHS:  SUPPORTING STUDENTS LIVING WITH TRAUMA, VIOLENCE, AND CHRONIC STRESS.  (co-written with Lourdes Alvarez-Ortiz and Judie Haynes)

New!  Coming September 20, 2017.  Available on ASCD and Amazon for pre-order!

Half the students in U.S. schools are experiencing or have experienced trauma, violence, or chronic stress. Much has been written about these students from a therapeutic perspective, especially regarding how to provide them with adequate counseling supports and services. Conversely, little has been written about teaching this population and doing so from a strengths-based perspective. Using real-world examples as well as research-based principles, this book shows how to:

  • Identify inherent assets that students bring to the classroom.
  • Connect to students’ experiences through instructional planning and delivery.
  • Foster students’ strengths through the use of predictable routines and structured paired and small-group learning experiences.
  • Develop family and community partnerships.
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