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4 Crazy Easy Ways to Set Up An Impactful Trauma-Supportive Classroom!

Want the secret to creating a transformativeTrauma Supportive Classroom?

I know you do!

That’s why I’m outlining, step by step, how to create a safe classroom for all students with trauma that leads to

  • learning

  • risk taking

  • reducing your stress & burnout along the way! leads to increased risk taking which waterfalls into greater engagement. If you want more on supporting risk taking, check out this article.

Best part, all you need is 1 hour a week….for real!

Use this outline (and your planning time) to start creating a trauma supportive environment.

Jumpstart your journey to being a trusted adult that makes a difference in your students’ lives!

You ready? Let’s do this!

Week 1

Do: Create an environment that supports

  • Safety

  • collaboration


Week 2

Establish systems for communication


  • Create forms of non-verbal communication

  • Integrate emotional intelligence


Week 3

Program for high expectations


  • Create flexible academic schedule & material


Week 4

Make it a Team Effort


  • Empower your staff with what you know

  • Create a plan for continued growth


At this point, you're probably thinking 1 of 2 things:

That's a lot!


Is that all?

Either way, here's some real talk.

You have a ton on your plate and you (seriously) don’t need to add another thing that isn’t going to have an impact.

(read it again: impact)

If you implement these tools consistently, I promise you, you’ll:

  • reduce unexpected behavior

  • increase student engagement

  • form closer relationships with students

  • empower staff

  • feel better in your classroom!

On the flip-side, if you don't think those simple actions will work, think again. I've said it before, and I'll say it again.

No ONE thing will work for ALL kids with trauma!

However, the more tools we have to pull from, and if we're using the correct methods, we can guarantee success.

So, let's do this thing!

If you love these quick (no fluff) tips, you’ll love The Trauma-Supportive Classroom Method.

In my signature course, I walk you through 5 Pillars of a trauma supportive classroom and precisely the steps you can take to create one!

Collaboration is king, so let’s work together and empower each other to create safe spaces with high impact for our students with trauma.

Click here to find out more and see when the doors open!

P.S. Want a FREE checklist for some of these strategies? Grab it here!

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