Healing takes place in the presence of positive, loving, and empathetic relationships - it only takes one positive relationship to form new neural pathways. Connectedness has the power to counterbalance adversity and that is something that we can foster in classrooms to promote focus and learning.

Understanding trauma and its causes is important for recognizing stressors in the classroom. In this episode Lauren explains the different types of childhood trauma and some of the life events that cause it.

Lauren answers this week’s listener question during the episode: How do we help students cope with stress without completely avoiding the stressful element?

Try-at-home tip:  Digital Detox!

Favorite quotes:
"People don't care how much you know until they know how much you care."
-President Theodore Roosevelt

"But I believe trauma can also arise from quieter less obvious experiences such as humiliation or shaming or emotional abuse." 
-Dr. Bruce Perry

“In a brain scan, relational pain—that caused by isolation during punishment—can look the same as physical abuse. Is alone in the corner the best place for your child?”
- Dan Siegel

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Children's EmotionsEmotional Brain: The Barking DogCommunicating with Kids: Saying How You Feel


How Emotional States Impact LearningMental Health Crisis in EducationHow to Get and Keep Students' AttentionQuestions and Answers from Listeners 

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