MED 6801 Building a Responsive Classroom

This course will provide in-service educators and school support staff with opportunities to shift to a trauma-informed mindset when approaching universal (Tier I) strategies for supporting students’ social-emotional and behavioral success. Participants will learn to consider developmental characteristics and the effects of trauma and ongoing toxic stress in both management and instructional contexts.  Educators will build their repertoire of strategies for creating positive school or classroom community, teaching discipline, building resilience and designing active and interactive learning opportunities.  Through engagement with course reading and resources, as well as with fellow practicing educators,  participants will reflect on how trauma-informed approaches create the conditions for student success and will apply learning to their current school contexts and professional experiences.





Required for Education Majors as part of the Graduate Certificate in Trauma and Resilience.