In this course you will explore strategies for creating a safe and nurturing environment in the classroom for both students and teachers. We will begin by exploring a culture of safety, systems of meaning, and needs versus behaviors. Then we will move into the three Rs: relationships, responsibility, and regulation. The course text, Relationships, Responsibility, and Regulation by Souers and Hall, and supplemental readings and resources will support you as you build a plan for creating a culture of safety in your own classroom. You will leave this class with an action plan and manageable steps toward building a classroom culture where you and your students feel safe and welcome.
For K-12 Teachers
This class is offered for 3 Quarter Credits
Relationship, Responsibility, and Regulation: Trauma-Invested Practices for Fostering Resilient Learners by Kristin Van Marter Souers, Pete Hall ISBN 978-1-4166-2685-5
This course and Trauma Informed Teaching: Trauma's Effects on Students and What Teachers Can Do may each be taken as a stand alone course, together, or one at a time. You may take them in any order or individually.
Trauma Informed Teaching: Trauma's Effects on Students and What Teachers Can Do provides an understanding of how trauma affects students as well as gives actionable ideas and strategies for working with and supporting students.
Trauma Informed Teaching: Building a Classroom Culture of Safety focuses on classroom community and creating a positive learning environment that supports the whole child.