Presentation Title

Framing the Concept of Trauma for Teachers

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Faculty Scholarship

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Scholarship of Teaching and Learning

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Presentation

Abstract

Trauma informed instruction (TII) is a nascent movement that is shaping the way teachers think about their students and about themselves. Just a decade into the TII movement, though, there is variance in the way trauma is described in and around the field of education. The purpose of this presentation is to examine two competing views of trauma, and explore the implications of both views for teachers’ thought and action. Philosophical differences that underlie the two views of trauma will be discussed, along with a recommendation that teachers conceptualize students as "beings in time" rather than behavior management problems.

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Framing the Concept of Trauma for Teachers

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Trauma informed instruction (TII) is a nascent movement that is shaping the way teachers think about their students and about themselves. Just a decade into the TII movement, though, there is variance in the way trauma is described in and around the field of education. The purpose of this presentation is to examine two competing views of trauma, and explore the implications of both views for teachers’ thought and action. Philosophical differences that underlie the two views of trauma will be discussed, along with a recommendation that teachers conceptualize students as "beings in time" rather than behavior management problems.