How Traumatized Children See the World, According to Their Drawings


A great reading about several categories of stress and trauma and how it affects children can be found here


TED TAlk: How Childhood Trauma Affects Health Throughout the Entire Life


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Stress and Trauma Can Make Humans Sick


Read Mind and gut: Associations between mood and gastrointestinal distress in children exposed to adversity here

The Emotional Toll of Student Life Issues on Teachers


Many educators encounter students who go through, have been, or cause others traumatic experiences. Therefore, many teachers are traumatized. Read more in  The Reality of PTSD in Teachers

The How and Why of Trauma-Informed Teaching


Not taking into account how trauma affects student learning will have grave consequences for student learning and school performance. Excerpt:

An emerging body of research backs that stance. A 2017 metastudy of over 97,000 K–12 students, for example, found that SEL practices boost academic success, decrease disruptive behavior, and reduce emotional distress in the long term.

More here

Brain breaks for English learners increase focus, motivation, and engagement


I still remember how overwhelmed my brain was when I went to graduate school in the USA. How about you? Read more about the necessity for brain breaks for ELs here

Decrease Anxiety About Learning English With Mobile Gaming


Technology can leverage the playing field. More here

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