Teacher Learner Experience

Summarizing your learning: In approximately 200-300 words based on the course content, as well as on your experience as a learner and as a teacher: a) Explain the key points in this lesson that link relationships, trauma, and learning. b) Do you agree that institutional and personal bias affect relationships and affect the potentially healing or exacerbating effects of relationships for trauma survivors? Provide support for your answer with at least one reflection about your own learning experience, teaching experience, and/or observation that supports your response. Implementation: In 200-300 words, describe one practice discussed in this session and/or one point in this course that you could present/teach to your students or incorporate in a lesson in an age-appropriate way, to improve their learning and their sense of being welcome and affirmed in your classroom (or school, for out-of-classroom educators). As part of your response, include answers to the following questions: 1) How would you teach this point (this does not need to be a formal lesson plan, but a description of how you would approach and teach this topic – the context, key points, and strategies for helping students learn this point to improve their feelings of bravery, community, safety, etc. in the learning environment, their approach to learning, etc.? 2) Teach the point and/or implement the practice. Reflect on any observable impact this application of course learning has on one or more of your students. Such impact may be academic, socio-emotional, behavioral, or other. How could this positive impact be further improved? 3) How does this practice dismantle inequity? How is this practice more equitable for all students, in particular those who have been historically underserved and marginalized (including but not limited to students of color, students with disabilities, and multilingual learners)? 4) Explain how you would ensure that this practice affirms students’ racial and cultural identities and contributes to their engagement and learning through the cultivation of critical inquiry. —– _______or If you are an out-of-classroom educator, describe and implement at least one way you could support in-classroom teachers (or students directly) by applying at least one point from this session in such a way that would positively impact students in your school/district, in such a way that dismantles inequity, being equitable for ALL students, in particular those who have been historically underserved and marginalized (including but not limited to students of color, students with disabilities, and multilingual learners)? Practice your supportive application (sharing your learning with an in-classroom teacher or applying course learning in an interaction with a student) and reflect on the impact you observe or will be looking to observe in the future. How could this positive impact be further improved? Video reflections: In 200-300 words, Reflecting on 2 of the videos in context of the written components of this session, provide at least one striking point from each of the two videos that you consider as important to informing your instruction of students with adverse childhood experiences. Describe how you could apply those points to your work as an educator.

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