6 Tips for Retaining Teachers by Dianne McKinley   Let’s face it. Recruiting, hiring, on-boarding, and training new teachers is time consuming, expensive, and exhausting. Schools with a high turnover rate struggle to maintain a healthy culture. Additionally, the inconsistency… Continue Reading…

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13 Excellent Education Blogs Written by Bill Reed, STEM Specialist at INcompassing Education   To Blog or Not to Blog. . .that is the question! Of course, the answer is “To Blog!” With that being said, what are blogs? Blogs… Continue Reading…

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Cultivating Hope in the Classroom & Beyond Written by Tiffany Creager, LSW, MSW   This past year has certainly been traumatic for some and I think it’s safe to say that it has been stressful for most. It has me… Continue Reading…

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Value-Based Living, Working, and Leading Swapping Resolutions for Reflection in the New Year Written by Tiffany Creager   On December 31st, 2019, I was full of energy, excitement, and anticipation. We were heading into a new decade! I had multiple… Continue Reading…

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Prioritizing Physical & Mental Health Despite Ongoing Stress Written by: Tiffany Creager, LSW, MSW   I was recently asked to come have a conversation with the staff at a non-profit agency about managing personal stress as they continue their great… Continue Reading…

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As I’ve pondered these points and worked with others creating plans for their schools, I have seen a lot of resources focused on trying to get back on track. Then today, I watched Becoming on Netflix and heard Michelle Obama speak about her transition to the White House. She was asked how she got her life back on track during or after the transition and she replied, “It’s not getting back on track, but it’s creating my next track.” Of course! For years, we have been talking about the paradigm shift from traditional to trauma informed or healing centered engagement. We have been training for this and studying it and it is time to go full force in creating that track. But, how? Here are 6 tips for a healing re-entry plan for schools.

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As adults, we have learned how to deal with emotions and feelings in a rational way. This is something that is learned. When it comes to children, they may not yet know how to deal with stressful situations. Stress may be caused by their background and home situations which can include domestic violence, poverty, abuse, drug use, alcoholism, and other challenges. It may also be triggered by situations at school which overwhelm them or cause intense emotions. Children such as these need to learn how to self-regulate themselves, and this is where a comfort room comes into play. How to create a comfort room in schools is a much debated topic, but we will focus on some of the aspects to look at in creating one.


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