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Title:
The trauma-sensitive classroom : building resilience with compassionate teaching / Patricia A. Jennings.
ISBN:
9780393711868
Publication Information:
New York : W.W. Norton & Company, [2019]

©2019
Physical Description:
xvii, 200 pages ; 26 cm.
Contents:
Introduction: why we need compassionate teaching -- Understanding trauma in schools -- Understanding trauma and chronic stress -- When trauma comes to school -- Addressing trauma in schools -- Building supportive relationships -- Creating safe spaces -- Supporting prosocial behavior -- Building resilience with mindful compassion -- Building resilience -- Mindful awareness -- Compassion -- Cultivating compassion in the classroom.
Abstract:
"A teacher's guide to recognizing and responding to trauma-exposed students. Chronic stress and trauma can have devastating effects on children's development, making it very difficult for them to function well at school. In this new book the author of Mindfulness for Teachers shares classroom-tested, compassionate teaching practices that support students' healing, build their resilience, and create safe places for them to learn" -- Provided by author.
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Summary

Summary

Fully half the students in U.S. schools have experienced trauma, violence, or chronic stress. In the face of this epidemic, it falls increasingly to teachers to provide the adult support these students need to function in school. But most educators have received little training to prepare them for this role.

In her new book, Tish Jennings--an internationally recognized leader in the field of social and emotional learning--shares research and experiential knowledge about the practices that support students' healing, build their resilience, and foster compassion in the classroom. In Part I, Jennings describes the effects of trauma on body and mind, and how to recognize them in students' behavior. In Part II, she introduces the trauma-sensitive practices she has implemented in her work with schools. And in Part III, she connects the dots between mindfulness, compassion, and resilience. Each chapter contains easy-to-use, practical activities to hone the skills needed to create a compassionate learning environment.


Author Notes

Patricia A. Jennings, MEd, PhD, is an internationally recognized leader in the fields of social and emotional learning and mindfulness in education with a specific emphasis on teacher stress and how it impacts the social and emotional context of the classroom and student well-being and learning. She is an Associate Professor of Education at the Curry School of Education at the University of Virginia.


Table of Contents

Forewordp. xiii
Prefacep. xvii
Introduction: Why We Need Compassionate Teachingp. 1
Part 1 Understanding Trauma in Schools
1 Understanding Trauma and Chronic Stressp. 9
2 When Trauma Comes to Schoolp. 29
Part 2 Addressing Trauma in Schools
3 Building Supportive Relationshipsp. 48
4 Creating Safe Spacesp. 64
5 Supporting Prosocial Behaviorp. 87
Part III Building Resilience with Mindful Compassion
6 Building Resiliencep. 107
7 Mindful Awarenessp. 121
8 Compassionp. 131
9 Cultivating Compassion in the Classroomp. 146
Conclusionp. 164
Appendixp. 166
Referencesp. 179
Indexp. 190