In our current time, many of our students are contending with COVID-19, police brutality, racism, social, political and economic instability, uncertainty, and other trauma-inducing experiences. In the midst of this, how can we teach in ways that are sensitive to students’ experiences of these realities? In this presentation, neuroscientist Mays Imad, who writes and consults nationally on trauma-informed teaching, will consider the impact of traumatic experiences on the brain and how our students’ learning, and their mental and emotional health, are affected. This talk will then focus on strategies that can be used to mitigate this impact and improve educational outcomes.
This event will be recorded. CTL and Penn First Plus are co-sponsoring this event.