Administrators are dealing with these issues right now:
- Emotional outbursts/issues that disrupt the classroom.
- Loss of instructional time because of emotional issues.
- Teachers who are leaving because of difficult students.
- A lack of strategies for teachers to use with these students.
Everywhere I go, I hear this: We had trauma informed care workshops. I now know what it is, but I have no idea what to do about it.
How does the Emotional Poverty book/training change outcomes?
- It provides concrete strategies to address many emotional issues.
- It provides a conceptual shift for educators.
|Seeing the student as sick/bad||Seeing the student as injured|
|Unable to name emotional realities||Can name many emotional realities|
|Few strategies for calming students||Many strategies for calming students|
|Little understanding of the causes of behavior||A basic understanding of emotional development|
|“One size fits all” discipline strategies||Differing approaches depending on the bonding and attachment styles of the students|
|Little acknowledgement of the emotional impact of the adults in the classroom and on campus||A much deeper understanding of the emotional impact of stages of adult development and its impact on the students|
|No strategic tools for monitoring the emotional realities of the most unstable students||Use of emotional triage to keep the campus safer|
|Little understanding of brain processing by gender||Fewer issues/referrals with male students|
|The role of “less than” and “separate from” realities of environments (e.g. racism, sexism, death, dual-language issues)||Tools to lessen the frequency of such issues on the campus|
How do you implement this on your campus or in your district?
- Book study: There is a study guide in the back of the book. It is also available online.
- Bring in a consultant to do a one-day workshop with your staff using the book. Call (800) 424-9484 for booking information.
- Participate in a live, online training.
- Develop certified trainers who have the PowerPoints and can do the training in your district as long as each person in the training has a book.
- On-demand, self-paced workshops
- Emotional Poverty on-demand workshop coming soon.
- Contact the sales team for large group licensing with your staff: (800) 424-9484
This post was written by Ruby Payne