Healing-Centered Learning Environments in Adult Education

Healing-Centered Learning Environments in Adult Education

These webinars were excellent, and extremely timely for burned-out teachers at the end of the year. Definitely worth a watch!

MN Adult Education teachers joined Lucille Rosario, MSW, LICSW, to learn strategies for supporting themselves and learners who are experiencing the impact of trauma and stress on their mental and physical health, well-being, and classroom performance. Even if you weren’t able to join the original webinars, it’s not too late to learn! Below, you’ll find descriptions to both webinars, accompanying slides, handouts, and a link to the ATLAS Cultural Competency Resource Library, which contains extensive information on dealing with trauma in education.

Session 1 focused on the neuroscience of stress and trauma and how it impacts your brain, body, and learning. It will also delve into teacher well-being with brain-based strategies for preventing compassion fatigue and improving attunement in order to increase instructional effectiveness with trauma-impacted learners.

Part Two of this webinar series focused on programmatic structure and instructional practices to develop a healing centered environment that will create an inclusive and positive learning experience and improve learner outcomes.

Want to learn more? Dig more deeply into the topic of Trauma-Informed Practices in the ATLAS Cultural Competency Resource Library. Here you’ll find curated resources for adult educators on the impact of trauma, instructional approaches, and secondary trauma that impacts people in caring professions, such as education.

Andrea Echelberger, Instructor Adult Academic Program Robbinsdale