This course covers understanding what trauma is, how it is different to adverse childhood experiences, and how prevalent trauma is. It looks at how trauma changes the brain and how this affects the mind and body, mood and behaviour. The course has dedicated lessons on understanding classroom behaviour and managing classroom behaviour. It provides detail for a trauma sensitive classroom and some insights into the trauma sensitive school.
Educators are familiar with conditioning based disciplinary policies. However, some children simply do not respond to this type of discipline. Yes, they know the rules but they will not follow them, no matter what the consequences are and no matter how many times you have told them. This course explains this type of behaviour together with many other confusing presentations that educators see in the classroom.
Online – 24/7 access to learn at your own pace.
NESA Elective PD
Completing What all Educators need to know about Childhood Trauma will contribute 3 hours of Elective PD addressing standard descriptors 3.5.2, 4.1.2 and 6.2.2 from the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers.
3.5.2 Proficient Level – Use effective classroom communication
4.1.2 Proficient Level – Support student participation
6.2.2 Proficient Level – Engage in professional learning and improve practice
In the last 15-20 years scientists have made huge leaps in discovering how the brain functions, and also how to strengthen it. We have leaned that the frontal lobe (prefrontal cortex) is responsible for much of our higher level cognitive function … our reasoning, logic, comprehension and learning capacity.
These activities focus on the combination of decoding, visual-spatial perception, filtering and concentration, all of which take place in the frontal lobe. They are an uncomplicated way to help students train their brain and are designed for students to use on their own or with partners. They are quick activities that shouldn’t take more than five minutes. They do not require any other resources.
They can be used as transition tasks between lessons or as an early finisher’s task.
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