How Traumatized Children See the World, According to Their Drawings

02/07/2019

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

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

02/06/2019

Access at https://www.ted.com/talks/nadine_burke_harris_how_childhood_trauma_affects_health_across_a_lifetime?utm_campaign=tedspread&utm_medium=referral&utm_source=tedcomshare


Stress and Trauma Can Make Humans Sick

25/05/2019

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

18/05/2019

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

15/05/2019

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

08/05/2019

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

06/05/2019

Technology can leverage the playing field. More here


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