With a new school year on the horizon – one that in many ways may be a “return to normal” after the extended pandemic – we must acknowledge that we have all experienced some sort of trauma throughout the last year or two. In this episode, we focus on social-emotional learning (SEL) and trauma.
To help us uncover ways trauma presents itself in the classroom, we lean on Jethro Jones and his work with trauma-informed practices. Jethro is a former principal for all levels of K-12 education and hosts a podcast called Transformative Principal. In what he calls a Trauma Podcast Map, Jethro has curated some of his podcast episodes that relate to trauma. We share some of the highlights from this piece which helps educators identify and mitigate trauma. We also include additional research that points to community service as a way to support social emotional well-being.
Tune in to this informative episode to learn about trauma and ways to support SEL during this upcoming school year.
About the Host
Dr. Wendy Oliver is a highly qualified Tennessee teacher and administrator who has pioneered digital learning across multiple states and school districts. She has authored digital teaching standards and developed software that allows teachers to self-assess their knowledge of digital instruction. No matter which hat she's wearing, her goal is simple -- to empower learners. Dr. Oliver is currently the Chief Learning Officer for EdisonLearning. Follow Dr. Oliver on Twitter @oliver_dr and learn more about EdisonLearning by visiting https://edisonlearning.com/