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Help for Stressed Educators During COVID-19: Noticing and Meeting Teacher Needs as Schools Reopen
Monday, August 31, 2020 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm EDT
Presented by Jen Alexander, M.A., NCC, SB-RPT
Sponsored by Brookes Publishing
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The return to school is usually an exciting time—but this year, it comes with a wave of complicated stress and worry. Educators, families, and students have spent the summer navigating fears about the pandemic, the effects of social isolation, and other adversities such as job loss, illness, and the ongoing trauma of racism. As schools reopen, what feelings and needs should educators prepare for in themselves as a result of these stressors? And how can educators work together to prioritize their own well-being while responding to students in ways that help everyone feel safe and ready to learn?
Get practical answers in this edWebinar from experienced educator and trauma expert Jen Alexander, author of the bestselling book Building Trauma-Sensitive Schools and the timely upcoming ebook Supporting Students and Staff After COVID-19.
- Discover the four essentials of trauma-sensitive schools
- Recognize how the stress of the pandemic and subsequent events may affect educators
- Learn strategies from Jen’s new ebook that will help you #NoticeTheNeed and #MeetTheNeed in yourself and with team members
- Identify ways to improve self-care practices and maintain a healthier work–life balance
This recorded edWebinar will be of interest to elementary-level teachers, school leaders, administrators, and school counselors.
About the Presenter
As a former special education teacher and current school counselor in Iowa, Jen Alexander has more than 15 years of experience providing support to young people and the educators who serve them. As a popular teacher trainer, trauma expert, and author, Jen shows fellow educators what works and why when it comes to building trauma-sensitive schools. With a unique ability to connect with students, educators, other helpers, and parents, she is devoted to facilitating school-wide trauma-sensitive transformation through effective professional development paired with school consultation. Within minutes of working with her, educators know they are learning from someone who understands the real struggles of everyday teaching and learning—and believe that change benefiting educators, students, and entire school communities is possible.
Jen holds degrees in psychology and special education teaching as well as a master’s degree in professional school counseling from the University of Northern Iowa. She is also a nationally certified counselor and registered school-based play therapist.
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