Trauma-Informed Pedagogy: Routes and Resources
Facilitated by Toni Jaudon (firstname.lastname@example.org), Rachel Newcomb (email@example.com), Susanna Weygandt (firstname.lastname@example.org), Heidi Syler (email@example.com), Molly Brookfield (firstname.lastname@example.org), and Leslie Zorwick (email@example.com)
In a recent Chronicle article, Beth McMurtrie describes the “stunning level of student disconnection” instructors are witnessing in their classrooms. For many students, this disconnection is a response to the chronic stress and isolation of the last three pandemic years, or to other traumatic events in their lives.
Trauma-Informed Pedagogy is a set of practices designed to help students learn amid these stressors. Rather than asking instructors to step in as therapists, trauma-informed pedagogical practices allow students to connect with others and learn course content, under conditions that support their agency, autonomy, and safety.
The ACS Trauma-Informed Pedagogies Working Group will host a roundtable discussion and Q&A introducing trauma-informed pedagogies on Tuesday, August 9, at 2pm ET / 1pm CT. We will also preview a new repository of resources on the topic.
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