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Use The 1st 15 Minutes of Class to Build Executive Functions in Your Adult Students

Use The 1st 15 Minutes of Class to Build Executive Functions in Your Adult Students

If you teach trauma-impacted adult students who struggle with executive functions, try these evidence-based strategies in the first 15 minutes of your class to help them reduce their anxiety and build critical executive functions needed to achieve their learning goals.

How Trauma Impacts the Brain of Adult Learners

How Trauma Impacts the Brain of Adult Learners

As teachers and trainers we dread the angry, resistant and reluctant adult learners in our classrooms. If we can adopt a trauma-informed lens to view these folks, we can gain more empathy for them, stop reacting to their reaction, and then become curious about ways we might support them in building a more adaptive and flexible response to learning.