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Cultivating Resilience

Mar 2, 2022

Our study of trauma in schools has naturally focused on students. For example, the discrimination and racism that many live with in their neighborhoods aren’t experiences they can easily leave at home. That those experiences negatively impact a student’s academic success is undeniable. But our educators of color at home and around the world are hardly immune to that type of adversity.

Discriminatory hiring practices engender one type of adversity for educators. But many educators are now experiencing increased adversity as legislatures and local school committees hand down restrictions on what and how they can teach.