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Episode 9 - May 11, 2022
How the Brain Impacts Emotion & Learning, Part 2
Dr. Lori Desautels explains how early trauma impacts a student's ability to regulate and learn. She has written several books about her experience working with students with challenging behaviors. She shares how addiction is a form of a learning disorder as a reaction to pain. Teachers and parents can look at the acronym "A SECRET" to identify the causes of behaviors to improve a student's success in the classroom.
Dr. Desautels gives more examples of how a philosophy of trauma-informed education changes the classroom environment and culture. She explains that this mindset is more than a program you can buy and implement for 30 minutes a day.
How We Teach This, produced by members of The Teacher College, features one-on-one interviews to provide insight into education. The podcast is available through Spotify, Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, and other listening apps on which podcasts are available, as well as from its web site, www.emporia.edu/HWTT. Topics of future episodes include mental health, trauma-informed and sensitive practices, and establishing culturally relevant, healthy environments for educators of all levels and students, to help them, their colleagues, and families.