This blog is for educators using the metacognitive framework - "nothing less than an internal dialogue with oneself. It is the process of bringing past experiences to a conscious level, analyzing them, and determining better ways to think and behave in the future" Roland Barth. I will be continuing to post SEL information on this website because metacognition is the basis for SEL.
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Saturday, February 25, 2017
In a recent post, I recommended a book - Fostering Resilient Learners: Strategies for Creating a Trauma-Sensitive ClassroomJan 29, 2016 by Kristin Souers and Pete Hall. The book opens by explaining doctors now recognize a certain number of childhood adverse experiences, equal trauma. Students impacted by addiction qualifies as an adverse student experience. This article examines one school's attempt to support students whose families are affected by opiod abuse. This is practical and well worth the read. Courtesy of ASCD Smart Brief.
School leaders in a West
Virginia elementary school are working to meet the needs of students
affected by opioid abuse. Outreach includes collaborating with law
enforcement, providing basic necessities to students and working with
the community to recruit mentors.