How Does Trauma Affect Learners?

22/05/2017

It is important to recognize how the stress of trauma impacts your classroom learners. Read more in Brains in Pain Cannot Learn! at https://www.edutopia.org/blog/brains-in-pain-cannot-learn-lori-desautels?utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=cpc


What Impact Does the State of US Politics Have on Refugees?

20/05/2017

Remembering that refugees already are traumatized by the events that brought them here after undergoing extreme vetting, what does the current state of politics do to refugees?  Read more at http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/social-workers-the-emotional-impact-of-trumps-executive_us_591db8d0e4b0e8f558bb244d?ncid=engmodushpmg00000003


ESL: What About the Affective Aspect in Culturally Responsive Schools?

18/05/2017

Read some great reminders here in Decreasing social anxiety for English learner at http://exclusive.multibriefs.com/content/decreasing-social-anxiety-for-english-learners/education


How Does Social Isolation Affect Learners?

12/05/2017

An interesting piece called  Is Social Pain Real Pain? Research shows that hurt feelings activate the same brain areas as physical pain at https://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/neuroscience-in-everyday-life/201704/is-social-pain-real-pain?utm_source=FacebookPost&utm_medium=FBPost&utm_campaign=FBPost.  Excerpt:

This shared brain circuitry for social and physical pain has implications for education, work, and relationships. When children are bullied by exclusion and rejection, they are truly in pain. When co-workers frequently exclude colleagues from lunch invitations, it does hurt. Receiving rejection feedback at work, school, or from parents really hurts. Children might medicate by the natural reaction to protect themselves, aggression against attacker. And of course, the aggression might be turned inward and manifest as a mental illness. Some minority groups may find themselves excluded from mainstream society; others may share the same experience as a byproduct or belonging to a low socioeconomic class. And they remain in pain…


The Connection Between Languages and Cultural Emotions

01/05/2017

Did you know that there are emotions that are not perceived in groups not using the same language?  I am thinking about the German term “Gemütlichkeit”.  This word describes a state of being that I cannot explain to English speakers.  Here is a great reading about additional languages and emotions in “ThUntranslatablele Emotions You did Never Knew You Had”  at http://www.bbc.com/future/story/20170126-the-untranslatable-emotions-you-never-knew-you-had


What Effect Do Trauma and Poverty Have?

30/04/2017

Be assured, research has proven that any stress and trauma have effects on the brain. Read more in How childhood stress can knock 20 years off your life at https://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2017/apr/29/how-bad-parenting-can-knock-20-years-off-your-life


The Truth About How Emotional Pain Affects Your Body

18/04/2017

Something to keep in mind about our learners.  Read more at http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/the-truth-about-how-emotional-pain-affects-your-body_us_58e7b1eee4b05413bfe26f58?ncid=fcbklnkushpmg00000032


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