First She Was Such a Nice Student and Now? How to Deal With Difficult Learners

25/08/2017

During the period of culture shock, many teachers utter this above statement when the wonderful and quiet student becomes rebellious or negative.  Not knowing the natural emotional progression, such behavior is often misinterpreted.  How should we deal with this culture shock development or with other “difficult” kids?  Read some ideas here at https://www.insidehighered.com/advice/2017/08/22/advice-handling-difficult-student-classroom-essay?utm_source=Inside+Higher+Ed&utm_campaign=8747997abc-DNU20170822&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_1fcbc04421-8747997abc-223167133&mc_cid=8747997abc&mc_eid=ed054a5cba

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Reading, Writing, and Refugees

25/08/2017

Find an interesting  about Refugee perspectives: https://mobile.nytimes.com/2017/08/06/books/refugee-childrens-books.html?utm_source=ColorinColorado.org&utm_medium=Twitter&referer=http://m.facebook.com


Practical “Back-to-School Communication With Parents” Ideas for ESL Classrooms

21/07/2017

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Find some great idea here in Back-to-School with EL Parents at https://www.refugeeclassroom.com/single-post/2017/07/14/Back-to-School-with-EL-Parents

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A Traumatized Brain Does Not Learn Easily: What Can Teachers Do?

05/07/2017

Read more in7 Ways to Calm a Young Brain in Trauma

at https://www.edutopia.org/article/7-ways-calm-young-brain-trauma-lori-desautels?utm_source=Edutopia%20News&utm_campaign=f83c718a7c-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_070517_enews_creatingasafe_mc&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_29295b4c8b-f83c718a7c-48061719

about the effects of trauma and what to do about it in classrooms


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


When Elmo And Big Bird Talk To Refugees

09/05/2017

About the difficulties of getting the true “story” about other perspectives.  Read more at http://www.npr.org/sections/ed/2017/05/05/526775562/when-elmo-and-big-bird-talk-to-refugees

Excerpt:

Another topic of discussion was how to help children understand the stress their caregivers are under.

“It’s very important to explain to children how parents feel about displacement, about losing their homes, about moving to a new country,” said Rabih El Chammay, a psychiatrist and head of the National Mental Health Program of Lebanon (where there are more than 1 million Syrian refugees). “Children notice what their parents go through but they don’t understand it. They get puzzled: ‘Why is Daddy shouting at me now? I didn’t do anything wrong.’ ”

 


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