Do you want to start a conversation about responding to trauma-impact in the classroom? Try this free, DIY, 90-minute workshop with handouts with your colleagues.
Because one-third of adult learners are trauma impacted, teachers, trainers and college faculty must be equipped with strategies to help these learners relax their vigilance and free up psychological energy for learning. One place to start is by creating safety, predictability and consistency through trauma-informed classroom structures and processes.
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.