Trauma- informed classroom tips and strategies

Elaine Thomas

Friday, 25 January 2019

Mentoring practice can offer much guidance and strategies for teachers wanting to ensure their classroom and practice is safe and secure for students recovering from known or unknown trauma.

Hopefully, you have already been provided with the necessary information on any of your students who have experienced trauma.

In order to safeguard vulnerable students and support them in their recovery, it’s best to get an understanding of their triggers and any coping strategies that have been put in place by a school-based, community and therapeutic interventions.

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Elaine Thomas
Community Expert

Director of The mentoring Lab, Elaine has over 15 years of experience in teaching, employment, mentoring, supporting learning and career progression.

Elaine is the Opogo community expert working with young people and adults to prevent underachievement in their learning or careers.

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