Use ESSER Funding to Maximize Staff Potential

Nov 18, 2021 by Aqua Stovall

For many of us, November signals a transition. Temperatures cool and Thanksgiving marks the beginning of the whirlwind of winter holidays. Amid all this change, most school leaders must begin to think about their budgets for the coming year. Schools face a complex tangle of challenges when crafting their budgets, especially given the impressive but temporary influx of ARP ESSER funds, those federal monies allocated to states in response to educat...

Trauma Hub Partnership with New Schools for New Orleans

Oct 27, 2021 by Aqua Stovall

As we settle into our classrooms and family routines this fall, many of us are reflecting on Adverse Childhood Experiences, or ACEs. The ongoing CDC-Kaiser study tracked over 17,000 people for two years revealing that traumatic experiences in childhood have cumulative detrimental effects later in life.    In the United States, close to 38 percent of children under 16 report having at least one traumatic experience. In New Orleans, we ...

Trauma Informed Teaching: Self Care for Educators

Oct 7, 2021

This is part four of a series of informative articles from the SELF Team to spread best practices for diverse learners. In 2018, SELF integrated trauma informed teaching into its Leadership Fellowship curriculum. In 2020, SELF created a teacher centered yearlong training program focused exclusively on trauma informed teaching. In 2021,  SELF partnered with New Schools for New Orleans to create a trauma focused hub for ten schools across...

Trauma Informed Teaching: Predictability Generates Calm

Oct 6, 2021

This is part three of a series of informative articles from the SELF Team to spread best practices for diverse learners. In 2018, SELF integrated trauma informed teaching into its Leadership Fellowship curriculum. In 2020, SELF created a teacher centered yearlong training program focused exclusively on trauma informed teaching. In 2021,  SELF partnered with New Schools for New Orleans to create a trauma focused hub for ten schools acros...
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