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Surviving The Storm: Fostering Resiliency In Science Learners

What is resiliency? When you first hear the words resilient or resiliency, you may think of a definition similar to the idea of withstanding or “bouncing back” from difficult decisions. This idea is often connected to the resilience of communities, … Continue reading

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Resistant Learners? or Resilient Learners? A Great Tool Every Teacher Needs in their Toolbelt.

In every classroom there’s that one student who just can’t sit still. They jump out of their seat, yell and cuss, and distract their neighbors around them. As a teacher what can you do? How do we get students to … Continue reading

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Our Learners are Already Resilient

Trauma is, unfortunately, something extremely prevalent within our world, and especially in the lives of many of the amazing students that fill the seats in our classrooms. In her book, “Fostering Resilient Learners”, author Kristin Souers discusses ways that teachers … Continue reading

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Fostering Care Within A Traumatized Classroom

What Do We Mean by Trauma? As educators, we must prepare for trauma. It will be something we will face in our careers and continue till the day we retire. It will be present every year and is something we … Continue reading

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Building Brilliance by Fostering Resilience

When we start to look at the prevalence of the adversity that many of us have faced in our lives, we must also celebrate the power of resilience. Kristin Souers, p. 23 One of a teacher’s biggest joys is seeing … Continue reading

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Supporting Resilient Learners

Personally, one of the main reasons I want to be a teacher is to cheer my students on and support them as they go through high school, one of the toughest and most stressful seasons of life. High schoolers often … Continue reading

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Coping Together: Helping Students Cope with Trauma

Teaching is hard. Ask any teacher. And it’s certainly not made any easier by the fact that our students are not blank slates. Teaching would be so much easier if students came into the classroom without previous experiences. But the reality is they are. More than that though, students are coming to our classrooms with trauma. Teaching traumatized learners takes skill, practice, and patience. Today, we’re going to unpack how we can help our students become resilient learners. Continue reading

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Fostering Resilient students who THRIVE!

…”we must also celebrate the power of resilience. Many of us have found a way to survive the not-OK” (Souers & Hall, 2016 p. 23). This quote is powerful because even though many of us have experienced trauma and (the … Continue reading

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Fostering Resilience in the Science Classroom

According to Souers and Hall, resiliency in the classroom is defined as the building of strong relationships and creation of a safe classroom environment to help students learn at higher levels. Fostering Resilient Learners: Strategies for Creating a Trauma Sensitive … Continue reading

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Trauma in the Class, What Do We Do?

What is Trauma? Trauma is pervasive in the high school setting. It’s pervasive everywhere, but it can be very prevalent in a high school classroom. However, it can be hard to catch and even harder to handle when a student’s … Continue reading

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