Reaching and Teaching Children Who Hurt: Strategies for Your Classroom

By | June 28, 2017
Reaching and Teaching Children Who Hurt: Strategies for Your Classroom Author Susan Craig Ph.D.
ISBN-10 1557669740
ISBN-13 9781557669742
Year 2008-08-04
Pages 240
Language English
Publisher Brookes Publishing
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Each year hundreds of thousands of children in the United States experience traumasuch as abuse neglect or community violencethat creates tough obstacles to academic achievement and social success Now there s a practical strategy filled book that shows educators how to reach and teach students exposed to trauma Through clear and readable explanations of current research and enlightening vignettes educators will understand how violence and other forms of trauma affect the key elements of a child s school and social success including behavior attention memory and language Then they ll find dozens of simple creative ideaseasy to use in any classroom on any budgetthat show them how toadapt instruction to address the learning characteristics of children exposed to traumahelp students develop the most important skills they need to succeed in schooluse positive behavior supports so children can stay calm and focused on learningbuild meaningful appropriate and supportive teacher student relationshipsencourage positive peer relationships through cooperative games group projects and buddy systemsprovide predictable routines that instill a sense of safety and controlavoid burnout and reduce the effects of compassion fatigue integrate a trauma sensitive perspective across an entire schoolThroughout the book realistic sample scenarios demonstrate how teachers can make the strategies work in their classroom and challenging What Would You Do quizzes sharpen educators instincts so they can respond skillfully in difficult situations With this timely much needed guidebook education professionals will create supportive classrooms and schools that meet the complex learning needs of children who hurtand help the most vulnerable students build resilience and hope

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