123 Ethan Allen Ave, Colchester, VT 05446
Presented by: Alex Shevrin Venet
December 7, 2018 Hours: 8:30 registration 9:00-3:30 (light breakfast and lunch included)
With a two hour follow-up on January 8, 2019 from 4 – 6 pm.(light snack provided)
Target Audience: K-12 Educators
Resources: We will read excerpts from Ross Greene, Alfie Kohn, Carla Shalaby, Kristin Souers, and others.
Childhood trauma can have lifelong impacts on development, but a trauma-informed learning environment can help to buffer these impacts and help children heal and grow. How can we incorporate the growing body of knowledge and research on trauma into our day-to-day classroom practices?
The area of classroom management is rich with opportunities to help students develop social-emotional skills and build community. In this workshop, we’ll look at the underlying philosophies and assumptions behind “traditional” classroom management and how a trauma-informed approach responds to those assumptions.
In this workshop we will:
· Review the basic concepts of trauma-informed education
· Focus on four priorities of a trauma-informed classroom
· Evaluate our current classroom management practices through a trauma-informed lens
· Compare and contrast classroom behavior theories
· Identify areas in our practice for further action/research
Teachers will leave this workshop with a personalized action/research plan. At the follow-up afternoon workshop, participants will have the opportunity to reflect on their practice, share their learning, and identify next steps.
About our Presenter: Alex Shevrin Venet is an educator and writer focusing on the intersection between trauma-informed practice and supporting our most challenging students. She teaches undergraduate students at the Community College of Vermont in interdisciplinary studies and humanities, and graduate education students through Antioch University and Castleton University. You can find her writing on her blog at unconditional learning.org and on Edutopia.