Due to the covid-19 crisis, I have been getting more inquiries about trauma-informed teaching in higher education. So I created a video presentation to provide both a general overview of trauma-informed teaching as well as some specific tips and strategies that can be adapted by college educators now and in the future.
In the video, I address the questions listed below. Next to each question is the time stamp for when I cover it in the video in order to help make it easy to locate or return to specific sections.
- What does it mean to be trauma-informed (TI)? 0:01:00
- Why does being TI matter to college educators, especially during times of crisis? 0:09:07
- What does TI college teaching look like? 0:20:42
- What can you do right now to be more TI? 0:29:34
- What can you do moving forward to be more TI? 0:46:33
- Where can one find additional resources for becoming a more TI college educator? 0:57:35
- What are you already doing that’s TI? 1:01:30
You will find links to the resources I mention in the presentation slides. You may need to download the slides in order to use the links. You will find sample policy and assignment wording in the annotated syllabus.
I invite you to share examples of your own TI teaching tips and strategies in the comments. I admire all of the work we are collectively doing to provide spaces for ourselves and our students to learn and grow during this challenging time.