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  Where can I learn more about trauma-informed schools?  
In trauma-informed schools, adults such as teachers, administrators, counselors, and parents are able to identify and address the needs of students who have been affected by traumatic events in their ...

  What are some specific behaviors that I might notice in a high school student who has been affected by trauma?  
There are a number of behaviors a teacher may observe in a student dealing with trauma.  Some behaviors are obvious, such as when a student is acting out, but some are more subtle, such as w...

  Why is it important to consider what is causing misbehavior or a lack of engagement in my students before I react to them?  
The American Psychological Association reports that more than two thirds of children have experienced a traumatic event by the age of 16.  Given this statistic, teachers are very likely to ...

  I am responsible for so many students, I’m not sure I have the time or energy to get to know all of them. Why is this so important?  
It can be difficult to make the time to get to know students, but it will be time well spent.  Research shows that when students feel cared for and supported by their teacher, they will be ...

  What other resources can I access to build resilience in my students?  
Learning how to be resilient is an important life skill that allows people to persevere in the event of stressful situations.  Having these skills allows for getter success in life.  It is i...

  How can I make sure that the expectations I have of my students are being effectively conveyed early in the year as well as throughout the year?  
When clear and consistent classroom expectations are set, students know what they need to do in order to be successful.  More time is spent learning then on correcting behavior.  Explicitly ...

  I know it’s important to keep parents updated on what is happening in my classroom, but I have so little time. What are some practical ways I can communicate with parents that are not time consuming?  
Employing a variety of methods to maintain parent communication is ideal as some parents may be tech savvy and others may not.  Once communication modes are set up, they don’t have to be ti...

  What kinds of non-verbal behaviors should I be aware of in interacting with students?  
Strive to be an active listener, which means that both your words and body language are conveying that you are interested and involved in the conversation.  An important part of being an ac...