This article offers reflections from a teacher's experience with a students who experienced trauma in their lives outside of school. She calls her journey a transformation from being a "reactive disciplinarian to becoming a proactive student advocate and viewing student behavior through a trauma-informed lens."
Source: Lauren Dotson, Education Week, November 21, 2017
Description: "Trauma doesn’t discriminate. It can happen to children of all ethnicities, backgrounds, and socioeconomic levels. At the heart of trauma-informed care is sensitivity to students' past and current adverse experiences and a deeper understanding of why they may be acting out. Instead of negatively reinforcing students' external behavior through punishment, educators can support students through providing methods of self-regulation, emotional coping skills, and asking questions like 'How can I help you?' rather than 'What's wrong with you?'"
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