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.

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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

What developmental trauma disorder looks like in kids


All of us have students who have a trauma background. But even though we may know about it, what do we know about what such trauma may mean for your student’s life? Find some answers here

The Power of Education: Visual



Does Trauma Affect the Physiological Condition?


Yes, it does. And the physiology affects learning, social conditioning, and growing up. See below:


ESL Corner: Study links longer-distance moves to lower student performance


Teachers should consider this research and support students accordingly. Find more at this link

New Survey of Educators Shows Link Between Social and Emotional Learning and English Learner Student Success


Find this interesting publication here

Mindful Classrooms: Using Gestures


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Substantial racial stereotyping toward young children of color found among white adults who work with the


A new study with scary implications. Check your own biases.  More at

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