Minimizing Triage in The Classroom

Minimizing Triage in The Classroom

We do the same thing in education. We act like we are treating new patients from an alien universe every year, instead of relying on the wealth of information that we can usually access. Consequently, many teachers spend a third of their year in a triage loop that is a waste of time, losing valuable instructional time trying to figure out more about their students. 

Are Trauma PDs Pure Nonsense?

Are Trauma PDs Pure Nonsense?

Adequately addressing the issue of trauma in our schools requires much more than awareness. It’s a massive issue deserving of massive attention. It will require a massive investment of time in money in the very places that we have ignored for decades. The wave of concern in public education has never centered around the schools that are most impacted by trauma, but their adjacent suburbs. Many of our young folks are calloused by trauma, and beginning to soften the callous will require an ambitious and layered approach beyond what our schools and 90 minute PDs are currently providing. It will likely require conversation and systemic change.