Teaching in Troubled Times: A Q&A With a Trauma Expert (NEPC)

  1. How might teachers think about trauma in the lives of their students right now?
  2. What are some suggestions for teachers addressing trauma with their students even as those teachers may themselves be experiencing adverse situations in their personal lives?
  3. Do your suggestions differ for teachers of elementary and secondary grade levels? Do you have any suggestions for how secondary teachers might sensitively and effectively address trauma with their students, especially if they teach subjects like math that are sometimes seen as being detached from emotional experiences?
  4. How would you recommend that educators respond right now regarding students they know or suspect are experiencing trauma, particularly if those students stop logging in, reaching out or otherwise being readily available for communication?Read article and responses from National Education Policy Center