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Healing our Children: Insights on Trauma-informed Practices in Education

Toxic stress and trauma have an enormous impact on children’s development and learning. Understanding the nuances and nature of trauma can help educators, administrators, and all child-serving adults learn to buffer the...
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Mental Health Crisis in Teens is Being Magnified by Demise of Creative Subjects in...

After the recent report by The Children’s Society that a quarter of 14-year-old girls have self-harmed, many campaigners have called for the root causes of the adolescent mental health crisis to...
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Teachers Are Problem Solvers

The primary job of the teacher is problem-solving. I’ll try to explain, but if you are a teacher and that doesn’t make sense you should quit immediately. There are the little problems like the...
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OPINION: Can this 12-step Program from Finland Aid U.S. education?

We are two American public-school dads who just returned from a fact-finding trip through Finland. We wanted to see what the United States could learn from an education system that consistently receives top marks from...
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Control, Predictability Can Help Counter Students’ Trauma, Research Finds

Interventions that help students think flexibly and feel more control over their learning may help counter the effects of disadvantage and trauma, suggests emerging research at the International Mind-Brain Education conference here. More than 1...
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Trauma Informed Schools: The New ‘New Paternalism’

In 1997, New York University professor, Lawrence M. Mead, edited a book entitled “The New Paternalism: Supervisory Approaches to Poverty.” Mead’s work, spanning more than 30 years, has been highly influential in the implementation...
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Some Schools Want To Replace Armed Guards With Therapists, & It’s A Huge Step...

The topic of armed security or police in schools has always been one of great debate. Now, following some national push to arm teachers as well, after the Florida high school shooting, it's become...
Pamela Cantor

How Mental Health, Trauma and Stress Shape Educational Outcomes

Pamela Cantor knows first-hand how a child’s environment and early experiences can affect their educational outcomes. She knows this not only because she is a child psychiatrist who has studied how the human brain responds...
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Schools See Fallout from Students’ Home Lives, Take on Trauma

Teachers started seeing it several years ago: More and more students were acting out in class, their behaviors more frequent and more extreme. And it was happening even among the very youngest children. Now experts...
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A Guy’s Guide to Pre-K

Often the token male in a sea of women, De’Wayne Drummond has a unique perspective on the benefits of pre-K to boys and their fathers. He credits Head Start for pointing him in the...

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