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In the meantime, here is a quick overview of this week’s episode:

In this episode, we are chatting all about trauma-informed pedagogy. While we are not trauma certified ourselves, we have picked up several strategies and tips along the way to help support students who have experienced trauma.
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Trauma is not an event itself, but the body’s protective response to an event or series of events that is experienced as harmful or life-threatening.

Resources Mentioned:


  • Getting to know ALL of your students
  • Daily journals (ongoing dialogue between student and teacher)
  • Google Chat thread with each of your students
  • Exit or Entrance tickets – What’s on your mind? Anything bothering you? How can I support?
  • Mastery-based teaching and learning approaches free up your time to connect with students
  • Behaviour usually has a reason behind it (it’s not about defiance)
  • Provide materials for class ahead of time (allows students to process on their own time)
  • Current events can be triggering for students
  • Lots of parallels with UDL (Universal Design for Learning)
  • Don’t have pity on your students – slippery slope away from high expectations, not culturally responsive
  • Make sure pity is not affecting your grading
  • Explain your why of your lesson (why to how to what instead of what to how to why)
  • There are lots of great lessons from the business world
  • Involve parents in your school community
  • Connecting face-to-face is more powerful than a Google meet or email
  • Use the professionals in the building (social workers, youth settlement workers, other services and supports)
  • Beware of teacher burnout and find strategies for self-care

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