“Trauma Informed Teaching: Moving Students from Surviving to Thriving” is designed to extend participants’ understanding of the impact of trauma and poverty on the brain and on pupil behavior and decision-making processes. The motivational lecture applies critical brain research on ACE: Adverse Childhood Experiences to instruction and school culture. Trauma and stress affect a child’s brain in unique ways. Amygdala, located on each side of the cortex turn on and effectively shut down critical and creative thinking, making teaching and learning difficult if not impossible. In the session, Dr Bone will explain the trajectory of trauma, poverty, and residual stress and help teachers understand students ‘ behavior, anxiety, and decisions in the light of childhood trauma. More importantly, participants will identify a menu of instructional and behavior management strategies that more effectively address the impacts of trauma and help students regain a healthy perspective.
Dr. Karges-Bone is a best-selling author and media influencer who specializes in bringing neuroscience to teachers in a brain friendly, engaging style. She holds two degrees in special education and has been writing about the effects of poverty and trauma on children's brains for over 15 years. She has trained thousands of teachers at the graduate and undergraduate levels and writes frequently for scholarly and popular journals. Her background in special education, use of humor, and real-world experiences in Title I schools bring a sense of authenticity and trust to the lecture experience. .