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Leading Schools Through Trauma
A Data-Driven Approach to Helping Children Heal

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ISBN 9780367755621
September 15, 2021 Forthcoming by Routledge
160 Pages 10 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

Leading Schools Through Trauma is a data-driven resource for education leaders and administrators preparing to help students heal from acute traumas. Traumatizing experiences are inevitable and cyclical, and we see them at individual, local, and large-scale levels. As a school leader, you need concrete tools to help learners flourish in their wake, especially amid the challenges of our current moment. This book offers a strategic approach to sustaining community wellness and stability, using real-time, short-term data sets accessible to teachers, and guiding students toward incremental, progressive goal-setting. Evidence-based practices for recognizing traumas, scaling formative assessments, and providing teachers with problem-based professional development will help you and your staff develop growth plants that are collaborative with and individualized for students.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction: Our new world order and how to help traumatized students 2. Recognizing trauma in learners (micro and macro) 3. Treating the trauma; resources and teacher sensitivity 4. Implementation and training on trauma- the importance of preparedness and PD 5. Actionable Ideas to Institute Right away 6. Formative assessment- establishing and applying what is most relevant 7. Goal setting- small wins psychology and why it matters 8. Instituting an individualized plan in collaboration with student(s) 9. Considerations for educators’ management of their trauma; how to grow as models for learners 10. Next Level Success- Putting it all together to step into FLOW

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Michael S. Gaskell is Principal of Hammarskjold Middle School in East Brunswick, New Jersey, USA.