Creating a Trauma-Sensitive Classroom
About the Course
"In this galvanizing book for all educators, Kristin Souers and Pete Hall explore an urgent and growing issue-- childhood trauma-- and its profound effect on learning and teaching." This is a book study of Fostering Resilient Learners: Strategies for Creating a Trauma-Sensitive Classroom. In this book, Souers and Hall combine their experiences as a mental health expert and school administrator to inform those working with children spanning from preschool to high school. The book presents readers with a background about trauma and how it affects the brain. Then the authors give strategies to create a trauma-sensitive classroom. In the study, we will record our thoughts about the text and discuss ideas on how to best help the students in our classrooms! This is a must read for any educator working with children who have experienced trauma!
- Fostering Resilient Learners: Strategies for Creating a Trauma-Sensitive Classroom by Kristin Souers and Pete Hall
Jeremiah Moore is a second grade teacher at Platte Valley Elementary who teaches students in language arts, mathematics, science and social studies. Jeremiah has been in the classroom for seven years and has come to realize that all educators have something to offer each other. Jeremiah knows well-developed professional development is something that is evidence-based and easily applicable in the classroom. Jeremiah knows education is the foundation of society, and the job of educators is to influence generations. Jeremiah has presented at the Colorado Council of the International Reading Association (CCIRA) Conference for two years on developing and sustaining an affective reading workshop model.
Jeremiah holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Interdisciplinary Studies (Elementary Teaching) and a Master of Arts Degree in Literacy, both from the University of Northern Colorado.