As schools reopen, trauma-informed teaching might be more important than ever

Published Sep 25 2021 at 11:00 AM GMT
  • Over the course of the 2018-19 school year, seven parents of students at McGee's Crossroads Elementary School, which straddles farms and suburbs near Raleigh, N C, died.
  • Students were struggling with the trauma of losing a parent, in several cases violently.
  • Their classmates didn't always know how to support them, and in some cases taunted them over these experiences.
  • The principal overheard one say, "I'm glad your dad died.
  • During the next school year, the school took a new approach to help kids who might be acting out because of stress and trauma in their own lives.



  • Published Sep 25, 2021 11:00 AM GMT