Healing Classrooms

How can schools deal with trauma?  How can teachers help their students?  How can teachers take care of themselves and each other?  The world is changing and educators have to accept it and take massive action to learn how to deal with traumatized students and colleagues, and perhaps most importantly, take care of themselves. We have a saying at 212 CreativEd, LLC:  “You can’t give what you don’t have”.  Teachers can’t give their students enthusiasm, safety, calm and a sense of peace and belonging if they don’t have it themselves. This workshop gives in-depth, practical strategies for teachers to deal with traumatized students, and also focusses on skills and techniques teachers can use to help themselves stay calm, focussed and in control.

New teacher PD ideas abound in this workshop! 


  • The neuroscience behind trauma
  • Actionable steps for schools and individuals to take to mitigate the negative effects of trauma
  • Specific strategies for teachers to use in their classrooms
  • Learn research-based techniques teachers can use for their own self-care



The course begins by with a fascinating presentation on the negative effects of trauma on the human brain.  To combat the negative effects, another neuroscience phenomenon is studied:  Neuroplasticity.  Throughout the day, explicit, research-based, practical and immediate useful techniques and strategies are shared, demonstrated and learned that teachers can use to help their students on a daily basis, and help themselves deal with the stress of teaching.


Specific topics and strategies include:

  • The neuroscience behind trauma
  • What is Neuroplasticity, and why is it of vital importance to educators?
  • The devastating effects of abuse and neglect
  • Anxiety Reappraisal
  • Name it to Tame It
  • Wonder Woman
  • The Pomodoro Technique
  • Diver’s Reflex
  • And so much more!