TEACHING TO STRENGTHS: SUPPORTING STUDENTS LIVING WITH TRAUMA, VIOLENCE, AND CHRONIC STRESS. (co-written with Lourdes Alvarez-Ortiz and Judie Haynes)
Half the students in U.S. schools are experiencing or have experienced trauma, violence, or chronic stress. Much has been written about these students from a therapeutic perspective, especially regarding how to provide them with adequate counseling supports and services. Conversely, little has been written about teaching this population and doing so from a strengths-based perspective. Using real-world examples as well as research-based principles, this book shows how to:
- Identify inherent assets that students bring to the classroom.
- Connect to students’ experiences through instructional planning and delivery.
- Foster students’ strengths through the use of predictable routines and structured paired and small-group learning experiences.
- Develop family and community partnerships.