I found the Adverse Childhood Experience Study most interesting

The information from Dr. Nadine Burke on Adverse Childhood Experience Study was most interesting and valuable for that matter. Understanding the science behind the development or lack thereof, for some students helped to build tolerance and empathy as a pedagogue, which can be easily forgotten as the year progresses and frustration begins to fester with “uncooperative” students. Learning how these experiences, however, minor or not, can truly impact the executive function of many students that can easily be labeled with ADD or ADHD. Many times the level of frustration because a student refuses to complete assignments, work collaboratively, or just not distract others brings about a reaction that will not make the situation better. Another valuable idea to walk away with, are the logical approaches to help develop dual citizenship. These ideas are engaging, thought provoking, and simple enough to avoid frustration that often triggers negative classroom behavior. The engagement is imperative to help maintain a functioning classroom. Using this information helped to recognize the importance in developing executive functioning skills and that it is imperative for students to repeatedly put these skills into practice. They must be exposed to decision making in a guided setting and this is where the use of the Eight Essential Questions would be most useful in developing dual citizenship. Students first need to learn about mean vs. nice behavior in the dirt world to acknowledge that these behaviors also exist in the cyber-world. Recognizing that ACEs may have an effect on the pace to which students display executive functioning skills will be the challenge when lesson planning. Still, it is important for students to develop an understanding that there are consequences to their behaviors that will have a great impact on their futures. The regular open discussions will hopefully give students the ability to develop skills needed to become functioning 21st century dual citizens.

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Made me think

I found the sessions useful...I did....it really has made me think about how I am interacting with the staff and how I can connect more with each one. It really is powerful stuff. Truly. I find myself using some of these strategies even in person

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.

Deeper Connections

These strategies have helped to make deeper connections with staff members. One thing I want to look at moving forward is building time for these activities into the agendas of meetings during the week so they can be continually be revisited and become part of the...

This is good stuff and it is definitely powerful in the way that changes students’ lives.

It was awesome to share the info with our folks in Nebraska schools and colleges! You have every right for your heart to grow big. This is good stuff and it is definitely powerful in the way that changes students’ lives. I’m proud of you, Jill, and proud to know you!!

Crazy Schedules

This information is so important, but one that is probably the easiest to neglect due to our crazy schedules. We need to make a concerted effort to make this work a priority and something that we are committed to continue.

Extremely Rewarding

Working with Jill Brown and her colleagues from Generation Text Online has been extremely rewarding for the members of our leadership team. The strategies and lessons endorsed by GTO are relevant, thought provoking, and engaging. The training offers participants an opportunity to connect with colleagues, experience personal growth, and place our organization on a path to success.”