Self-Reflection: Think of a specific student that you know who has experienced a significant amount of trauma.
- How do you typically feel towards this student?
- What are this student’s strengths? What are her/his weaknesses?
- When this student struggles, what do you think this student needs?
- How does this student respond to praise? What types work?
Next, we each wrote down how we manage when we are not OK. Who do we talk to? How do we cope? What rituals or routines do we rely on?
Then we shifted this discussion to our students. Do we have safe places or routines in our classroom for when students are not OK?
Finally, our goal was to get to the "Your Professional Fears" survey in the book's resources, however, we ran out of time. Such a great conversations with colleagues!
Fostering Resilient Learners, Kristen Souers with Pete Hall