Effects of trauma on the brains of children

What I found most interesting was the information relating to the effects of trauma on the brains of children. The fact that stress related to trauma creates toxins in the brain is especially troubling and sad. What I found most valuable was the chapter on mean vs nice and the fact that it can be turned into lessons that make students re-evaluate their interactions with each other. Having students look back at their actions and think about the impact it had on their classmates makes for a better classroom climate. It makes students evaluate their actions, which can then have the effect of them changing their behavior. Having the knowledge that some portion of my students will have gone through trauma, I can better prepare lessons and interactions that will accommodate their needs.

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Students Respond Positively

Students haver responded positively to the activities and assignments embedded in the program, leading to rich conversations.

I Find Myself Truly Engaged

After taking this course, I find myself truly engaged in the two lessons describing the eight essential questions and “Mean V. Nice.”

Keeping my teens talking – A Parent

You gave us the tools to get our kids to open up and the strategies to keep them talking!

There is a huge discrepancy between what students thing and what teachers think

While adults may believe they are doing enough, students do not think we are.

I look forward to my mentoring sessions!

During the time that I have been working with Generation Text Online Mentor Program I have made wonderful friends, learned a lot about myself, and gained a sense of pride and responsibility in my dealings with my peers.

I really loved the Eight Essential Questions and Mean vs. Nice

As a speech-language pathologist I feel it is crucial to give students the language (vocabulary) to express their feelings.