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What’s Going On In the Brain Of A Child Who Has Experienced Trauma?

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Date: 14 Sep 2018 | by: Katrina Schwartz | Story Source: KQED Mindshift ~ Go to Original Article

Educators are increasingly recognizing that students often have complicated lives outside of school that affect how ready they are to learn. Many students experience some kind of trauma in their lives, whether it’s a health problem, divorce, violence in their neighborhood, or a combination of experiences. Research shows these experiences affect kids’ brains and behavior — a challenge for teachers expecting to arrive in class and only focus on content.

Trauma-informed teaching has become…


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