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Beginning Steps to Building Resilient Classrooms

Esmeralda Fuentes, Program Consultant, New Teacher Center
Nicole Nelson, Associate Program Director, New Teacher Center

Teachers are serving children who have experienced adversity in many different ways. Resilient students have the tools to adapt to change and work through challenging situations. In order to build resilient classrooms, we start with resilient teachers. Research tells us that resiliency is built through positive adult-child interactions. In this session, we will explore three brain states and their implications on our relationships. Participants will learn strategies to promote positive relationships and create an environment that promotes children’s resiliency.

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