Paraeducator Training by Topic

Why These Opportunities

The Culture of Care team has compiled these links for your browsing. Opportunities found on this guide will focus around the three main components of a Culture of Care: Trauma-Sensitive, Restorative, and Equitable Practices that systematically promote wellness, safety, and community support for all. 

We appreciate the work of our care coaches, and Erin Taylor specifically, in curating and nurturing this catalog of opportunities.

Using This Guide

This guide to professional development shares learning opportunities organized by topic for convenience. You can sort and filter by topic or time. New opportunities will be added weekly.

In an effort to support your learning, we have provided a Professional Development Reflection Document.

Training for:

Autism Spectrum Disorder
Name of TrainingDescription and Instructions
Autism Internet ModulesCreate a free account, complete modules, send or save post-test score
Trauma Informed Resilient SchoolsUse the coupon code TRAUMAINFORMED (all caps) at checkout to receive Trauma-Informed Resilient Schools free of charge. Please note that after you type in the coupon code you must click the "Apply Changes" button to apply the coupon. Contact us at info@starr.org if you have any problems or questions.
Registered Behavior Technician TrainingTraining in the prinicples of behavior analysis, can be used just for training in ABA or in conjuction with supervision from a BCBA or BCaBA in order to get certified as an RBT.
TTAC Online TrainingsFree online trainings in a wide variety of topics. When you finish a webshop (and complete the evaluation), you will receive a certificate of completion that shows how much time you spent on the webshop. This certificate can be submitted to your supervisor or administrator who will determine how many recertification points will be given. Certificates will be stored in your My TTAC Online account.
VCU Autism Center For Excellence, Foundations of Autism Spectrum DisordersClick register online, enter info. Self-Paced Course.
How-To Video SeriesMany short (about 5 minutes) videos about specifi skills and strategies.
Autism and Attention Disorders, Behavior Challanges, Results Driven Accountability, SPED Law, and Strategies and Interventions Webinars"Free webinars, just sign up with name and other info and they email you a certificate when you finish.
Iris Resource LocatorA wide variety of free modules and resources for a range of special education topics. Choose the topic you are intereested in, click the drop down arrow on the right, click on modules to choose modules you want to complete.
The Kids We Lose Documentary*A feature-length documentary about what happens to behaviorally-challenged children when they enter schools where educators are not able to mitigate the nonconforming behaviors. The film’s investigative focus is on how the system uses discipline rather than effective measures, leading to a school-to-prison pipeline for many disadvantaged students.

*This documentary includes content that may be very difficult to watch.
Basic FBA to BIP Interactive TrainingClick on "Behavior specialist training" for in depth FBA-BIP training or click on "school wide training" and follow instructions for more basic training.
AFIRM ABA ModulesCreate free account, choose modules, and enjoy!
Pennsylvania DOE LibraryCertificates issued upon completion.
Texas Autism ConferenceCreate an account and it track progress and end with the submission of a quiz. Able to earn CEs and certificates upon completion.
Penn State National Autism Conferencethey archive all their past presentations for free viewing. The link will take you to the list of topics/presentations.
Ohio Partnership for Excellence in Paraprofessional Preparation1 hour free online webinar about fading para support to promote independence from IU
Ohio Partnership for Excellence in Paraprofessional Preparation4 modules including 10 units each. Includes intro challenge, short webinar, activity to do, challenge discussion.
Fiedeldey Consulting10 days worth of training.
Iris LegacyIRIS Legacy Modules: FREE These modules provide certificates with the number of hours for each PD. You must create an online login and save the PDF file of the certificate when you finish the PD. There are a total of 74.5 hours available. There are a few that would be appropriate to assign to paras.
Autism Videos @ACTACT Videos are presented by respected clinicians committed to sharing the latest in research and clinical experience. We now have 60 videos on diverse topics, including Toilet Training, Sleep, Mental Health, PBS, IEP’s, Research, and much more. Choose a video below, or sort by topic.
MAST Module SelectorA variety of topics relating to behavior analysis and effective teaching. This is more focused on the school environment
Vanderbilt TrainingA variety of topics with self-paced learning relating to Autism and only using Evidence-based Practices.
Dr. Mary Barbera Training CoursesCourses focused on training parents and professionals.
National Professional Development Center on Autism Spectrum DisordersInformation on EBP's
VB MAPPCreate a free account, log in, go to "training", Applied Behavior Analysis 101 course is listed for free
Behavior Management
Training SourceTopicsDelivery Mode
Crisis Prevention Institute (CPI)Positive Connections: CPI and Positive Behavior SupportWebinar - on demand
Link
1hr 10 min
CPIReal Issues at School: Positive Strategies for Crisis PreventionWebinar- on demand
Link
57 min.
CPISupporting All Students: Creating a Safe and Caring SchoolWebinar- on demand
Link
48 min.
Brian MendlerSix-Video Series: Motivating and Managing Resistant Learners
*humorous presenter*
Special Education from a Student’s Point of View (21 min)
Teachable Moments (30 min)
Mental Toughness, kids who come late
(8 min)
On a Roll/ Test Anxiety (5 min)
Creating the Advantage/ Predictability (11 min)
Seating Arrangement/ Reframing/ Consistency/ Teams (6 min)
2nd to Last Word Person/ Mental Movement (10 min)
Video Series
Link
Password: coosbay
CPIClassroom Management Strategies for EducatorsPodcast
Link
52 min
CPI10 Behavior Management Strategies for Educational Assistants and ParaprofessionalsBlog Post
Link
Stuart AbalonRethinking Kids- Where there’s a Skill There’s a Way
Ted Talk
Kids do well if they can, and if they can’t, there’s a reason.
YouTube Video
Link
20 min.
EdutopiaGetting Curious (Not Furious) With Students
When teachers get curious instead of furious, they don’t take the students behavior personally, and they don’t act on anger. They respond to the student behaviors rather than react to them.
Article
Link
EdutopiaA De-escalation Exercise for Upset Students
A simple technique that takes just a few minutes can help an agitated student regain the state of mind needed for learning.
Article
Link
Trauma Sensitive SchoolsThe Impact of Trauma on Learning Part 2: Classroom BehaviorYouTube Video
Link
5 min
Ross GreeneKids Do Well If They CanYouTube Video
Link
5 min
ASCD Radio- Learn Teach Lead Radio
Understanding and Teaching the Most Challenging Students

Anthony Rebora and Jessica Minahan
There are challenging student behaviors that are unresponsive to standard classroom management strategies. In fact, in many cases, standard practices can aggravate these behaviors. Learn why and how to develop a set of strategies for these special cases.
Podcast
Link
11 min
ASCD Radio- Learn Teach Lead Radio
Why Behavior Charts are At Odds With Known Best Practices

Anthony Rebora and Lee Ann Jung, Ph.D.
The use of behavior charts can be effective for short-term compliance. However, there is substantial evidence that shaming students is counter productive in the big scheme of educating our students.
Podcast
Link
8 min
ASCD Radio- Learn Teach Lead Radio
Teacher Talk that Improves Student Learning and Behavior

Rachael George and Michael Anderson
Explore the often-looked ways teachers impact students’ learning and mindset through what we say and how we say it.
Podcast
Link
112 min
Brain Science
Training SourceTopicsDelivery Mode
Covid and our Brain
Bruce Perry
COVID-19 Stress, Distress, & Trauma Series
7 video series:
Patterns of Stress determine Risk and Resilience (15 min)
Understanding State-dependent Functioning (22 min)
Emotional Contagion (20 min)
Understanding Regulation (23 min)
Dosing and Pacing (25 min)
Self-care & Organizational Care (25 min)
Parent tool kit
Video Series
Link

Neurosequential Model Core Slides
Bruce PerryInterview with Dr. Bruce Perry on the impact of Coronavirus in children, families, and communities.YouTube Video
Link
39 min
Bruce PerryUnderstanding Transitions and Stress Impact
How to make transitions easier and navigate transitions in our life (especially with COVID-19)
Video
Link
26 min
Bruce PerryOffice Hours: Decision Fatigue
Refers to a deteriorating quality of decisions made by an individual after a long series of making decisions.
Video
Link
1 hr
Bruce PerryOffice Hours: Communication Duress
Understanding how stress impacts communication and possible impacts in coming back together in schools
Video
Link
53 min
HealthlineHow ‘Anticipatory Grief’ May Show Up During the COVID-19 Outbreak
Most, if not all, of us have a lingering feeling more is to come. What is this feeling? What can I do about it?
Article
Link
LakesideThe Mind, the Brain, and Trauma
An overview of Dr. Dan Siegel’s work to understand how trauma impacts the brain and what this does to help us as educators.
Article
Link
ASCD- Learn Teach Lead RadioTeaching Students to Drive Their Brains

Rachael George and Dr. Donna Wilson
Cognitive strategies students need to manage their learning and offer insight on teaching students how, when, and where to use these skills.
Podcast
Link
10 min
Equity
Training SourceTopicsDelivery Mode
Rick LevoieWhen The Chips are Down
Expert on learning disabilities offers practical advice on behavior problems and preventative discipline
YouTube Video
Link
1 hr. 2 min.
Rita PiersonEvery kid needs a champion
Ted Talk
YouTube
Link
8 min
EdutopiaEquity vs. Equality: 6 Steps Toward Equity
Ideas include knowing every child, celebrating their potential, recognizing their challenges, acknowledging inequity, and using culture as a resource.
Article
Link
EdutopiaCan Equity Be Taught?
In a rapidly diversifying district with a largely white teaching force, how do you foster mutual trust and understanding? Send teachers to school.
Article
Link
EdutopiaEducation Equity: Tackling the Term “At Risk”Article
Link
EdutopiaThe Road to Equity is Paved With Emotions
As part of building equitable schools, we all need to acquire a set of emotional literacy skills.
Article
Link
EdutopiaThe Warm Demander: An Equity Approach
“Warm Demander” educators expect great things from their students, convince them of their own brilliance, and help them reach their potential in a disciplined, structured Environment.
Article
Link
Facing COVID with a Culture of Care
Training SourceTopicsDelivery Mode
LakesideHow to Process Children’s Anxieties: What to Say and What No to Say
Anyone who has children at home during this historic time of fear and confusion probably is wondering how to best process what is going on as they reflect their anxieties and fears.
Article
Link
LakesideIsolation as Trauma, for Those with Primary Attachment Insecurities
I would like to think that one of the positive outcomes of all that is swirling around us during this global crisis is our sense of determination not only survive, but to focus on ways we can care for others as well as ourselves, ways we can deal with physical separation so it does not become emotional isolation.
Article
Link
LakesideSleep TIPs During Work From Home
As we know one of the stabilizers for the brain and our immunity system is quality sleep. For some of us sleeping is enjoyable and something we do easily. For others the stress of COVID-19 and other issues in life can cause a great deal of concern, anxiety and sleepless nights. With all the information overload that we are receiving and some of the life stressors of a pandemic it is predictable that our sleep patterns can be interrupted.
Article
Link
MBG Health4 Tips to Help You Snooze if Staying at Home is Messing with Your SleepArticle
Link
LakesideThe Isolation Effect of COVID-19
Most Americans are feeling the effects of COVID-19. The need for self-distancing and staying home when we are used to being able to move about in our society is a significant lifestyle change. One of the prominent issues is the sense of isolation that naturally occurs from quarantine and/or staying home. It can cause a variety of emotional struggles including anxiety, depression, a sense of rejection, loneliness, apathy, powerlessness, hopelessness and many other difficult emotions. One of the problems is that the typical strategies for coping with isolation usually involve connecting with other people. But quarantine limits those who cannot go to their usual places of connection. This reality creates difficulty and even confusion in knowing what to do when facing the effects of isolation. Here are some ideas that may be useful.
Article
Link
LakesideThe Skill of Faking Calm When You Are Anxious
Tips on how to support your children with your calm presence through the COVID-19 times.
Article
Link
LakesideTrauma-Informed Responses to COVID-19
Tips for adults and children
Article
Link
EdutopiaCurbing Teacher Burnout During the Pandemic

Teachers are adapting to a host of new challenges during the coronavirus. We asked educators and other experts for strategies to help address this new form of burnout.
Article
Link
The Compassionate Educator Show
The reality of Grief During Unexpected School Closures

Join Professional School Counselor, Beth Pelc, and I as we discuss the impacts school closures have on educators. There is a real sense of grief and loss, especially with shutdowns occurring with little notice. Students and school staff alike are grieving the loss of rites of passage, graduations, school concerts and what has been normal routine for so long.
Podcast
Link
26 min
The Compassionate Educator Show
Empathy in the Classroom with Barbara Gruener

An enlightening conversation with Barbara Gruener about empathy. We discuss the significance of teaching children empathy in schools and how we need to build empathy "like a muscle." Discover simple yet effective strategies for incorporating empathy and SEL activities into your classroom!
Podcast
Link
23 min
The Compassionate Educator Show
Zones of Regulation with Beth Pelc

As compassionate educators, we know that emotional regulation is critical to helping students manage their behavior, interact positively with peers and have the coping skills to work through challenging tasks. Join Beth Pelc, an innovative school counselor, in a discussion about the Zones of Regulation.
Podcast
Link
21 min
Local Expertise
Training SourceTopicsDelivery Mode
Bend-LaPine SD Behavior CoachesTop 10 Behavior Coaching Tools
This 2-page document is a great resource to utilize when engaging students to prevent, teach, and respond to student behaviors.
2-Page Guide
Link

Bend-LaPine SD Behavior Coaches
Top 10 Behavior Coaching Tools

This 2-page document is a great resource to utilize when engaging students to prevent, teach, and respond to student behaviors.
2-Page Guide
Link
Mindfulness
Training SourceInfoDelivery Mode
EdutopiaMindfulness is All the Rage-- But Does It Work?
The research shows that mindfulness reduces student stress and even improves academic outcomes
Article
Link
EdutopiaThe Oasis Within: Mindfulness Practice for TeachersArticle
Link
EdutopiaJust Breathe: When Teachers Practice MindfulnessArticle
Link
EdutopiaGetting Mindful About Breathing
Taking a moment to focus on your breathing can help you manage stress, listen more deeply, and defuse tense classroom situations.
Article
Link
EdutopiaTeach Mindfulness, Invite Happiness
Teaching students mindfulness can help them counteract the negative emotions and low self-esteem associated with a culture of standardized testing.
Article
Link
Greater Good MagazineSeven Ways Mindfulness Can Help Teachers
Patricia A. Jennings Explains why teachers should cultivate moment-to-moment awareness of thoughts, feelings, and surroundings
Article
Link
We Are Teachers7 Simple Ways to Sneak Mindfulness Into Your DayArticle
Link
NPRWhen Teachers Take a Breath, Students Can BloomArticle
Link
HappifyWhy Mindfulness Is a Superpower: An AnimationYouTube Video
Link
3 min
Tedx Talks30 Seconds to Mindfulness by Phil BoissiereYouTube Video
Link
9 min
Tedx TalksThe Power of Mindfulness: What You Practice Grows Stronger by Shauna ShapiroYouTube Video
Link
14 min
Professional Resilience and Wellness
Training SourceTopicsDelivery Mode
EdutopiaPrioritizing Self-Care while Working from Home
Teachers adjusting to teaching from home while schools are closed may need to work out new routines to stay grounded.
Article
Link
Brene Brown7 Super Tips to unleash your inner superpowerYouTube Video
Link
1 hr 8 min
Brene BrownInterview with Brene Brown on the Quest for True BelongingVideo
Link
1 hr 30 min
EdutopiaWhen Students are Traumatized, Teachers are Too
Trauma in students’ lives takes an emotional and physical toll on teachers as well. Experts weigh in on the best way to cope.
Article
Link
EdutopiaWith Student Trauma, Its OK to set Boundaries
Student trauma impacts teachers, too. Taking care of yourself isn’t a luxury- it’s a necessity.
Article
Link
EdutopiaTeaching with Trauma
For teachers coping with adverse childhood experiences or other traumas, common classroom situations can trigger strong reactions.
Article
Link
EdutopiaRest: The Antidote for Discouragement
To remain energetic and dedicated as teachers, we need our rest. We can find it through making time for adequate sleep, creating sanctuary, and cultivating gratitude.
Article
Link
EdutopiaGood News for Teachers: Exercise Builds Grain Power, Too
Strength training, regular exercise, better rest, and enjoying all of this activity makes you fit, alert, and positive for the physically demanding job of teaching.
Article
Link
Edutopia7 Self-Care Strategies for Educators
This is a sampling of ideas for self- care taken from the Edutopia community.
Article
Link
EdutopiaThe Power of Empathy
Empathy for others doesn’t necessarily lead them to change their behavior, but it does help you better navigate difficult situations.
Article
Link
STARR CommonwealthPracticing Resilience Guidebook
A guide to authentic self-care and a self-care assessment
Article
Link
Yale UniversityThe Science of Well-Being
In this course you will engage in a series of challenges designed to increase your own happiness and build more productive habits. As preparation for these tasks, Professor Laurie Santos reveals misconceptions about happiness, annoying features of the mind that lead us to think the way we do, and the research that can help us change. You will ultimately be prepared to successfully incorporate a specific wellness activity into your life.
Online MasterClass- FREE
Link

(Free- choose no certificate option)
Set up as a 10-week course
LakesideProtecting our Mental Health During the Coronavirus Crisis
One of the concerns being raised by professionals in the mental health field focuses on fears about how emotional and mental health for large portions of the population will be negatively impacted as we move through this time of fear, anxiety, helplessness and grief.
Article
Link
Association for Psychological ScienceOn Coronavirus Lockdown? Look for Meaning, Not HappinessArticle
Link
LakesideThe Pressure to be Hopeful and Resilient
In the midst of this pandemic that has so altered our collective world, it seems like there is now a plethora of postings advising us to appreciate all the opportunities this crisis is giving us. We’re told to focus on being hopeful and to claim our resilience, as if these are easy things to do.However, attempts to force us to feel hopeful and to appreciate our resilience can have a very negative impact on our mental health.
Article
Link
Thrive GlobalMaintaining Your Emotional Immunity During COVID-19
How to create a sense of calm in uncertain times
Article
Link
LakesideAppreciating Healthy Stress
While focusing on the many dimensions and manifestations of trauma, it is important to pause and recognize that not all stress is toxic, unhealthy and the cause of trauma. Most often though trauma does involve excessive amounts of toxic stress that wounds a person’s mind and brain, leaving scars that continue to cause ongoing issues. But certain amounts and types of stress are potentially healthy and even essential for good mind and brain development.
Article
Link
NeuroLogic NewsletterSecondary and Vicarious Trauma in Educators

Understand what secondary and vicarious trauma is and ways to help manage trauma in the classroom.








































































































































































































































Understand what secondary and vicarious trauma is and ways to help manage trauma in the classroom.
Newsletter
Link
Education Week3 Misconceptions About Educator Self Care

Teachers are not to blame for experiencing burnout. But, what does self-care really mean?
















ArticleLink
Dr. Robert Puff
Happiness Podcast by Dr. Robert Puff

Teachers are not to blame for experiencing burnout. But, what does self-care really mean?
PodcastLink
Brene BrownUnlocking Us Podcast

Join researcher and #1 New York Times best-selling author Brené Brown as she unpacks and explores the ideas, stories, experiences, books, films, and music that reflect the universal experiences of being human, from the bravest moments to the most brokenhearted.
Podcast
Link
The Compassionate Educator Show
Radical Compassion, The Ultimate Self-Care!

What is radical compassion and how does it apply to educators? Join the journey through this concept of radical compassion and radical self-compassion.

“Perhaps we should love ourselves so fiercely, that when others see us they know exactly how it should be done.” Rudy Francisco
Podcast
Link
21 min
The Compassionate Educator Show
A Life-Changing Practice of Gratitude

Do you want to reduce aggression, increase self-esteem, improve sleep, and increase mental and physical health for yourself and your students?

Discover the amazing benefits that an intentional gratitude practice has and how you can incorporate simple yet effective gratitude practices into your classroom.
Rudy Francisco
Podcast
Link
19 min
The Compassionate Educator Show
Setting Boundaries to Improve Work/Life Balance

Want more time and energy? Better health and more fulfilling relationships? Today we dive into one of the most effective ways to achieve our most significant desires - setting boundaries.
Podcast
Link
20 min
The Compassionate Educator ShowHelpers At Risk: 3-Part Series

Teacher Burn-Out, Are You at Risk?
enlightening stats on teacher stress and how to address and prevent burnout.
20 Min
Compassion Fatigue
Explore compassion fatigue. Compassion fatigue is similar to burnout, but the root causes are different. In order to alleviate a problem, we have to understand the cause, so join in to discover how compassion fatigue may be impacting you or your colleagues.
23 min
Secondary Trauma
Examine secondary trauma, also known as vicarious trauma. Discover what may be putting you at greater risk for secondary trauma and how to protect yourself from experiencing secondary trauma in the classroom as well as the signs and symptoms.
22 min.

Podcast
Part 1
Trauma Informed Education with Dr. Kay Ayre PodcastTrauma Informed Education Podcast

Practical, Evidence-Based Strategies for Challenging Students. Interviews, strategies, reflection practices for shifting our practice and wellness to ensure we are able to support our most marginalized students.

Various topics and lengths- so many opportunities!
Podcast
Link
11 min
ASCD- Learn Teach Lead RadioChallenging Traditional Ideas About Managing your Time

Rachael George and PJ Caposey
What can be said about time management that we have not already heard? Our guest approached the topic with a different lens and challenges us to rethink how we tackle the time issues in our lives.
Podcast
Link
Relationship / Restorative Practices
Training SourceTopicsDelivery Mode
EdutopiaHow Strong Relationships Improve School Outcomes
A Nashville high school striving to close achievement gaps is relying on trauma-informed practices and social and emotional learning- and it is getting results.
Video
Link
8 min
EdutopiaConnections Go a Long Way for Students with Trauma
Initiating short personal interactions may help students cope with adverse childhood experiences.
Article
Link
EdutopiaConnections Go a Long Way for Students with Trauma
Initiating short personal interactions may help students cope with adverse childhood experiences.
Article
Link
EdutopiaCreating Safety and Attachment for Students with TraumaArticle
Link
EdutopiaThe Power of Relationships in Schools
Research shows that students who feel safe and supported by adults at school are better able to learn.
Video
Link
4 min
The Dibble InstituteMind Matters Online Series
In appreciation of and support for the tremendous work our clients are doing under these trying circumstances, Dibble will be hosting a free 12-Week Mind Matters Online Series with Dr. Carolyn Curtis and Dixie Zittlow. Unprecedented times, such as these, are stressful and call for everyone to think about ways to help others and themselves. Thus, we see this as an opportunity to offer free professional development and help people practice self-care. Join us as we teach the Mind Matters curriculum to help you develop skills and coping mechanisms to overcome anxiety and build resilience.

12 lesson videos:
Self Soothing (51 min)
Discover Emotions (1 hr 6 min)
The Difference Between Emotions and Thought and the Internal Journal (1 hr)
Building Empathy (1 hr 6 min)
My Friends and Wheel of Awareness (1 hr 12 min)
Compassion for the Hijacked Brain (1 hr 13 min)
Trauma Containment & Rhythm
Tapping and Efficient Sleep (5/12/20)
Let’s Get Moving (5/19/20)
Life of Intention (5/26/20)
Code of Honor & Asking for Help (6/2/20)
The Ongoing Journey (6/9/20)
Webinars and recordings
Link
The 10-Minute Teacher Podcast
Trust and Grace in the Classroom with Alana Stanton
Each year, many educators select a word or two for the year. Kindergarten teacher Alana Stanton, shares her words, "Grace" and "trust" and how she applies them to her classroom, student and parent relationships, and her teaching practice every day. Get inspired to do and be more and to live life with trust and grace every day.
Podcast
Link
10 min
The 10-Minute Teacher Podcast
How to Build School Culture and Student Relationships

We can build a positive school culture that includes good student relationships. From building a wall of dreams to bringing our best energy, Danny Steele encourages us to grow and connect with colleagues and students.
Podcast
Link
8 min
The 10-Minute Teacher Podcast
Three Questions to Spark Change

Relationships are a key component of change. We have to relate to educate. We also have to relate to cooperate with our peers. Today, Vernon Wright, creator of the Zero Apology Zone, shares some drivers of change including three questions you don't want to miss.
Podcast
Link
12 min
Social Emotional Learning
Training SourceTopicsDelivery Mode
Rick LevoieLast One Picked, First One Picked On
Understanding social skills needs and practical solutions
YouTube Video
Link
1hr 15 min
Stuart AbalonRethinking Kids- Where there’s a Skill There’s a Way
Ted Talk
YouTube Video
Link
20 min.
EdutopiaClosing the Achievement Gap with SEL
A Nashville High School Focuses on using social and emotional learning to build strong relationships and a positive culture- and to improve academic outcomes.
Article with videos
Link
EdutopiaThe How and Why of Trauma-Informed Teaching
In an extraordinary Twitter chat, educators discuss building trauma-informed social and emotional learning environments.
Article
Link
Cult of PedagogyTeaching SELPodcast
Link
40 min
CASELCASEL CARES: Strategies for Being Your Best Possible 'SEL'f
with Dr. Marc Brackett
CASEL CARES is a new initiative that connects the SEL community with experts to address how SEL can be most helpful in response to today’s circumstances. The first opportunity in this series features Dr. Marc Brackett, CASEL board member and director of the Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence.
Video
Link

Slides
EdutopiaWhat Brain Science Teaches Us About Conflict Resolution
When a teacher noticed her kids fighting at recess, she turned to neuroscience and mindfulness practice to help them take control of their emotions
Article
Link
EdutopiaDemonstrating Self-Regulation with Tone of Voice
When teachers model self-regulation by using a voice that is calm, neutral, and assertive, they help students feel cared for - and ready to learn.
Video
Link
3 min
EdutopiaWelcoming Students with a Smile
Greeting each student at the door with a positive message brings benefits for both students and teacher, according to study.
Article
Link
EdutopiaWhy Recess Should Never be Withheld as Punishment
Experts argue that recess is necessary for a child’s social and academic development, and skipping it as punishment for misbehavior or to accommodate more seat time is a serious mistake.
Video and Research Links
Link
2 min
Imperfect FamiliesHow to Master the “10 Second Lecture”
It’s actually not a lecture at all. It’s a respectful way of communicating with your child that encourages problem-solving, critical thinking, and relationship building.
Article
Link
The Compassionate Educator Show
Decoding Student Emotions with Dan Hill

In today's episode, Decoding Student Emotions with Dan Hill, we investigate how teachers and educators can better read their students emotions and nonverbal cues in order to make lessons more relevant.
Podcast
Link
37 min
The Compassionate Educator Show
Motivating Using Growth Mindset and the Power of Yet

Discover how the growth mindset concept, the power of "yet", can transform a fixed mindset to one of hope and expansion.

If you have students that underestimate their potential or get stuck when challenges are presented, this episode will give you ideas to move them forward.
Podcast
Link
23 min
The Compassionate Educator Show
Social Emotional Learning and the Brain

Join Marie Kueny, Founder of Compassionate Educators and Kristin Hovious, Owner of SEL Chicago and Certified Trainer at Positive Discipline Association for a deep discussion to bring more social emotional learning (SEL) into your classroom.
Podcast
Link
35 min
The 10-Minute Teacher Podcast
Trust and Grace in the Classroom with Alana Stanton

Each year, many educators select a word or two for the year. Kindergarten teacher Alana Stanton, shares her words, "Grace" and "trust" and how she applies them to her classroom, student and parent relationships, and her teaching practice every day. Get inspired to do and be more and to live life with trust and grace every day.
Podcast
Link
10 min
The 10-Minute Teacher PodcastAbsolutely Essential SEL Skills We Need During a Pandemic

Students, parents, and teachers have social emotional learning skills that are needed in today's climate. Dr. Amy Cranston helps us understand how we can help our children (and families and schools) make it through this difficult time.
Podcast
Link
10 min
Trauma Sensitive Practices
Training SourceTopicsDelivery Mode
Trauma Sensitive SchoolsBecoming a Trauma Sensitive School- How We Get ThereYouTube Video
Link
10 min
EdutopiaTrauma-Informed Practices Benefit All Students
These practices can help kids build coping skills and self-efficacy- which are helpful whether they’ve experienced trauma or not.
Article
Link
EdutopiaGetting Started with Trauma-Informed Practices
When teachers use strategies tailored to children who have experienced trauma, all students reap the emotional and academic benefits.
Video
Link
4 min
EdutopiaUnderstanding Trauma-Informed Education
The principal of an internationally recognized trauma-informed school explains what this form of education is- and what it isn’t.
Article
Link
EdutopiaMaking Students Feel Safe
A trauma-informed approach ensures that students feel safe, supported, and nurtured- to improve their chances of academic Success.
Video
Link
8 min
Atlanta Speech SchoolWant to help children find their voice? This video shows the power of shifting how we speak to children.Video
Link
4 min
Trauma-Informed Teaching StrategiesEight ideas to implement into your practice with students.Online Article
Link
Brene BrownDaring to Lead
Daring Classrooms
Website with resources, videos, supports
Link
EdutopiaConnections Go a Long Way for Students with Trauma
Initiating short personal interactions may help students cope with adverse childhood experiences.
Article
Link
EdutopiaCreating Safety and Attachment for Students with TraumaArticle
Link
EdutopiaHelping Students Who Have Experienced Trauma
To help a student who’s experienced trauma, ground yourself emotionally, determine your own role, and address that student’s emotional truth from a place of informed support.
Article
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EdutopiaAn Inside Look at Trauma-Informed Practices
A Nashville elementary school takes a comprehensive approach to trauma-informed practices, creating a space where students feel known and supported.
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EdutopiaThe Evolution of a Trauma-Informed School
Two years after Edutopia filmed trauma-informed practices at a Nashville school, we check in with the principal to see what has changed.
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EdutopiaTrauma-Informed Classroom Strategies
One teacher uses student survey responses to shape the trauma-informed strategies in the classroom.
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STARR CommonwealthTrauma-Informed Resilient Schools
Course Overview: Teaches school professionals how to create trauma-informed schools and classrooms. Focuses on resilience, exploring the core values and beliefs of educators and places an emphasis on understanding how trauma impacts children and their school experience. This course provides detailed information and concrete actions that answer not just the “why” but also the “how” to create the best classroom and school supports for traumatized students and the school professionals who serve them.
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FREE with coupon code:
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Series of 24 videos, longest video is 20 min. Generally videos are 5-10 min.

Option for certification test at the end
Understanding Trauma
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Nadine Burke HarrisHow Childhood Trauma Affects Health Across a Lifetime
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17 min.
John RiggThe Effect of Trauma on the Brain and How it Affects behaviors
TedxAugusta
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28 min
Alberta Family WellnessBrains: Journey to Resilience
Quick video to show how stress impacts the brain and how resilience balances the scales
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8 min.
The Village NetworkUnderstanding ACEsWebsite
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EdutopiaLocked Away: The Toll of Mass Incarceration on Students
Understanding the trauma students feel around family incarceration.
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Trauma Sensitive Schools5 Core Ideas of Helping Traumatized Children LearnYouTube Video
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4 min
Trauma Sensitive SchoolsThe Impact of Trauma on Learning Part 1: Academic PerformanceYouTube Video
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10 min
Trauma Sensitive SchoolsThe Impact of Trauma on Learning Part 2: Classroom BehaviorYouTube Video
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5 min
Trauma Sensitive SchoolsThe Impact of Trauma on Learning Part 3: RelationshipsYouTube Video
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5 min
STARR CommonwealthTrauma-Informed Resilient Schools Training
Trauma-Informed Resilient Schools teaches school professionals how to create trauma-informed schools and classrooms. The training focuses on resilience, exploring the core values and beliefs of educators and places an emphasis on understanding how trauma impacts children and their school experience. Lastly, proactive strategies such as fostering connections, prioritizing social and emotional skills, establishing safety and promoting play are presented.
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Info: Use the coupon code TRAUMAINFORMED (all caps) at checkout to receive Trauma-Informed Resilient Schools free of charge. Please note that after you type in the coupon code, you must click the “Apply Changes” button to apply the coupon.
STARR CommonwealthChildren of Trauma and Resilience
Children of Trauma and Resilience introduces participants to a trauma-informed and resilience-focused mindset and teaches participants about toxic stress and trauma, how to help process those experiences, and how to foster and nurture characteristics of resilience. This course begins with a strong focus on resilience and includes an exploration of how core values and beliefs direct the way professionals work with children. The four universal needs of all human beings as explained by the Circle of Courage model including belonging, mastery, independence, and generosity are explained and discussed. Participants learn about the experience of trauma as one that impacts a person’s body and shown a demonstration of trauma’s impact on the brain. Participants learn the importance of sensory-based interventions and how to assess a child’s private logic and universal needs. Finally, participants practice the development of trauma-informed and resilience-focused support plans for youth.
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LIMITED TIME ONLY! Use the coupon code COTR20 (all caps) at checkout to receive Children of Trauma and Resilience free of charge. Please note that after you type in the coupon code, you must click the "Apply Changes" button to apply the coupon
LakesideHoliday Trauma Triggers
Understanding how holidays and other ‘special’ times may cause trauma triggers.
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LakesideExpectation of Rejection
Understand how trauma-impacted individuals fall to rejecting the support we offer. Why do they do this? What do we do?
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Katherine Ortega Courtney, PHD; Dominic CappelloAnna, Age Eight
The short life of eight-year-old Anna was the catalyst for Katherine Ortega Courtney, PhD and Dominic Cappello writing the book Anna, Age Eight: The data-driven prevention of childhood trauma and maltreatment. Anna is a fictional character based on very real children within the child welfare system. While working in New Mexico’s Child Protective Services Research Assessment and Data Bureau, Dr. Ortega Courtney and Cappello heard of a child that had been in and out of the system eight times, only to be returned to her deeply troubled mother who kicked her to death. There were expressions of moral outrage across the news media both locally and nationally, yet the reforms suggested and implemented would not be sufficient to address the systemic challenges within child welfare. The co-authors made a commitment to do whatever it took to keep a case like Anna’s from ever happening again.
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