The Trauma Informed Practices series is specifically designed to support you with implementing trauma-informed practices. Expand your knowledge of trauma, deepen your understanding of trauma’s impact in the classroom, and walk away with tangible strategies to promote an equitable classroom for all students.

Note: This course was previously numbered EDUO 9894. You cannot register for this course if you took EDUO 9894.

Understand trauma and its effects in the classroom setting.  Examine the types of trauma, causes of trauma and the effects of trauma students’ experience.  Collaborate with a coworker(s) on ways to best support students who have experienced trauma and determine what key pieces of information you will share with others in the workplace.  Begin developing a trauma sensitive classroom that will meet the need of all students. 

 Instructor: Jennifer Prescott

A trauma-informed classroom is a learning space that supports emotional regulation and academic learning. Discover the four pillars of trauma-informed classroom set up. Apply a critical lens to previous classroom setup to transition your classroom into an environment that cue feelings of calm and provides a safe space for learning and engagement.

Explore ways a trauma-informed mindset will guide you as you cultivate a cohesive, connected classroom learning environment. Develop an understanding of the prevalence and impact of childhood trauma in students lives and the need for a trauma informed practice as universal precautions.  Apply a trauma-informed framework to support your students who have experienced various forms of trauma, and while guiding students in developing resilience. 

Trauma significantly impacts brain development. Cultivate a deeper neurological understanding of the trauma-affected brain.  Critically analyze emotional responses from a trauma-informed lens while planning to teach students about the brain. Gain an understanding of various school-specific regulatory strategies

Explore ways to support students and manage classroom behaviors through a trauma-informed lens. Gain tools you can implement today while creating deep, meaningful relationships with students that create long term behavioral change.  Learn a new framework for discipline by learning to respond to big emotions with effective de-escalation techniques. Critically analyze current discipline ideologies and practices within the context of your own classroom and school.