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Secondary Trauma is an Occupational Hazard of Teaching.

There is a great deal of conversation in schools these days regarding trauma-sensitive (informed?) schooling. The laudable goal is to help educators understand the enormous impact of out of school trauma on student learning and behavior and to enable educators to reframe their teaching “moves/approach” to better support students and avoid re-traumatizing them. The trauma-sensitive […]

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Understanding and Practicing Mindfulness

Mindfulness is showing up everywhere I look: a segment with Anderson Cooper on 60 Minutes, cover stories in Parade Magazine, Time and Scientific American, as well as frequent stories in the New York Times. You might be wondering, what exactly is Mindfulness and how is it related to Engaged Teaching? First and foremost, mindfulness is […]

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End of Year Renewal

In these last few months of the school year, the speed and pace can feel wildly unmanageable at times.  As “spring fever” hits, we may find it increasingly more difficult to remain in the moment and be present for our students and ourselves.  In this way, slowing down and engaging in self-care is even more […]

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