Teaching to Strengths: Supporting Students living with trauma, violence & chronic stress included in Hurricane Relief Effort

Honored that ASCDs Hurricane Relief Initiative includes our book. Here is information about it from ASCD.  “Purchase an ASCD book from our online store from now until October 31 and use promo code “RELIEF,” and ASCD will donate one trauma-related resource, such as Teaching to Strengths: Supporting Students Living with Trauma, Violence, and Chronic Stress or Fostering Resilient Learners: Strategies for Creating a Trauma-Sensitive Classroom, to districts and schools affected by Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Maria. More ...Read More

Register Now! Webinar Sept 19th 3PM ET Teaching to Strengths: supporting students living with trauma, violence and chronic stress

Half of U.S. students come to school having experienced or still experiencing some type of trauma, violence, or chronic stress. This startling statistic presents a challenge to all educators, especially because very little professional literature focuses on teaching this population and doing so from a strengths-based perspective. Instead of looking at what is missing from the lives of these students and their families, the presenters will focus on the assets they bring and how to create a strengths-based ...Read More

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) 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 ...Read More

TESOL 2015 International Conference Sessions

Participants attending TESOL 2015 International Conference, please join me at 4 sessions. I’m presenting at the following: 1.  Reaching English Learners Living With Trauma and Chronic Stress, March 25th 1PM-5PM (Ticketed Event) (co-presented with Judie Haynes): Many English learners and others experience trauma, violence, and chronic stress that affects school engagement and achievement. Reaching ELs who lack the language to express themselves as well as the growing population of students experiencing this phenomenon is a challenge ...Read More