08 / 2021
The trauma we all faced during COVID-19 has been a shared, albeit different, experience for each of us. Restorative practitioner Steve Fiedeldey outlines actionable steps to help you and your students process trauma, bear witness to our collective and individual struggles, and develop a collective community of care this school year.
For many students, putting pen to paper can be downright scary! As teachers, we are not powerless in this situation. In fact, what we do early on in the school year can make a world of difference. If we can create a space of trust, where students can show up again and again fully aware of their challenges, and write despite them, writing growth will happen. By establishing a strong community of writers at the onset of the year, students build writing resilience.