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Resources for teachers

Below are links to resources you may find helpful in

your work. Some of these I have put together, based on

learning from those I have worked with as well as

training, research and studies by many different people.

There is information about some of these sources

available here.


The resources I have made are likely to be changed and updated over time. If you have any thoughts, ideas or feedback I would love to hear from you. Please contact me by e mail at or by using the Get in touch page on the website.  


Ideas for applying trauma informed approaches in lessons

This document contains suggestions of things to think about before,

during and after lessons and why these might be helpful. It is 

intended to support individuals and organisations to embed trauma

informed approaches at each stage of their work. 


Learning and our brain

These resources (session plan and materials) are designed to support teachers in having conversations with learners about how our brain can be effected by stress or difficult experiences and how this can impact our learning. It also includes some simple grounding techniques that teachers and learners may find helpful. 

It is possible that for some learners conversations about stress and 

difficult experiences may be triggering. Before sharing the resource,

introduce the topic and explore how comfortable learners feel to 

discuss it.

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Insights for Educators video series


Dr Bruce Perry is a teacher, clinician and researcher. He was one of the first to study the impacts of trauma on the brain. 

In this series of short films, Dr Perry covers different topics and approaches to support teachers apply trauma informed approaches. He speaks about teachers who are working with children, however these approaches are equally applicable when working with adults. 

Insights for Educators Part 1: Stress, Trauma, and the Brain

Stress, Trauma, and the Brain: Insights for Educators-The Neurosequential Model

Stress, Trauma, and the Brain: Insights for Educators-How Stress Impacts the Brain

Stress, Trauma, and the Brain: Insights for Educators-The Power of Connection

Stress, Trauma, and the Brain: Insights for Educators-Regulating Yourself and Your Classroom

Stress, Trauma, and the Brain: Insights for Educators-Educator Strategies for the Classroom

Insights for Educators Part 2: Supporting Mental Wellness

Building A Connected Classroom

Creating a Safe Environment

Creating an Inclusive Classroom

Reframing Classroom Discipline

Taking Care of Educators

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