The crossroads between mindfulness and trauma-informed
Submitted by Kathy_Tracey on January 28, 2019 - 7:24pm
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I invite you to read the article Why Mindfulness and Trauma-informed Teaching Don't Always Go Together. Mindfulness is a trend taking hold in education.Teachers are using strategies to help create a calm environment where students are capable of learning. What happens when silence (used to create a calming environment) is actually a trigger for trauma?
As I read this article, I have to admit feeling frustrated. What are we to believe? Should be be trauma-informed? Should we cultivate mindfulness? Where does a growth mindset fit in? In a world of big data, new research, and new ideas, where do we devote our time? And of course, our belief leads to action, so what does this potential confusion mean for our classroom?
I'm very interested in your perspective.