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In this quick reference guide, Debbie Zacarian and Lourdes Alvarez-Ortiz outline five keys to supporting students living with trauma, violence, and chronic stress:
Research demonstrates the urgent need to use an asset-based rather than a deficit-based approach when teaching students living with adversity. The guide's strategies and examples will help teachers create a strengths-based learning environment where students feel safe, a sense of belonging, valued, and competent.
(ASCD Quick Reference Guide, 2020) 8 1/2" x 11", 3-hole punched, 3 laminated panels, 6 pages
Improving classroom discussion begins with transforming the roles of students and teachers. This guide details crucial teaching practices to help students take a leading role in their learning. Filled with tips, strategies, and examples, this guide can show any teacher how to better help students speak and listen to one another in ways that help them make meaning and increase their understanding.