Jan 25, 2022
Given the ongoing pandemic, we hear a lot today about quote/unquote “lost learning.” Some educators will try to lessen the impact and anxiety of that phrase by restating it as quote/unquote “delayed learning.” Either way, COVID 19 has impacted learning. But that focus masks a larger tragedy. If our series on trauma in the schools is teaching us anything, it’s that learning is lost for millions of traumatized kids every day, COVID or no COVID. And these are kids that many educators have never been trained to engage. John King and Karen Oehme are part of a small but growing contingent of university educators who are training the next generation of teachers about trauma-informed school practices before they enter the classroom.