Blogs by Ms Jen.

When Grief Comes to School

When Grief Comes to School: Sad Isn’t Bad

The 2020/2021 school year is a definitely a year when grief comes to school. That grief is caused by different losses. First, the pandemic has changed a lot for everyone. Some groups, however, are experiencing more illness, death, economic hardship,

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Supporting Students and Staff After COVID-19

Supporting Students and Staff After COVID-19

Supporting Students and Staff After COVID-19: Your Trauma-Sensitive Back-to-School Transition Plan releases this month. I wrote it for every educator who is wondering how to support students in the wake of the pandemic. COVID-19 is a collective trauma that is

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Trauma-Sensitive Student Support During School Closures: Practical Strategies for Helping Caregivers Help Kids

Trauma-Sensitive Student Support

After watching my webinar with Brookes Publishing that shares this title, read this post to explore eleven activities designed for youth and their caregivers. Use them to provide trauma-sensitive student support during school closures associated with the COVID-19 pandemic. The

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Self-Care Stickies for Educators in the New Year

Self-Care Stickies for Educators

Learn how to improve your self-care practices in the new year using self-care stickies. Keep reading for step-by-step instructions. Happy New Year (if you celebrate that at this time of year)! For those who focus on the new year in

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Mindful Minutes for the Trauma-Sensitive Classroom

Mindful Minutes for Your Classroom

Daily trauma-sensitive mindfulness practice at school can help youth and adults get regulated. When I introduce the concept of mindfulness to students of any age, I describe it as practicing a calm body, caring heart, and focused mind. When I

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