I recently wrote about Attachment-Based Teaching. Soon after I heard the term “trauma-informed”. I Googled it and found this great article about how some districts are becoming trauma informed.
Here is a little sample from the article:
“Kids who are experiencing the toxic stress of severe and chronic trauma just can’t learn. It’s physiologically impossible.
In trauma-sensitive schools, teachers don’t punish a kid for “bad” behavior – they don’t want to traumatize an already traumatized child. They dig deeper to help a child feel safe. Once a child feels safe, she or he can move out of stress mode, and learn again.”
Wow. That was exactly what I was trying to say! Read the whole article to get the full scoop.
Another article from the Seattle Times about how Washington State schools are changing the way they view discipline in schools. Yay!