ROCHESTER, Minn. - 380 educators, counselors, social workers, and administrators from Iowa, Minnesota, and Wisconsin gathered at the Mayo Civic Center for the 2-day Trauma-Informed Education Institute Thursday and Friday.
Jim Parry presented at the conference. He leads Stewartville Public Schools' REACH (Relationships, Education, Accountability, Character, Hard work) Program. He shared his insight on how he works with his students who have adverse childhood experiences with other educators. "Being trauma informed is not a temporary fix. So if we're working with a student that has had 15 years of chaos in their lives, we're not going to be able to take that away in 1 semester. Biggest thing that schools need to be aware of is that they need to have patience, they have to think long term," he says.
This is the second year of the institute.
- Educators collaborate on trauma-informed education
- Educating future winter drivers
- Minnesota Dept. of Education set to update science education standards
- Fighting for special education funding
- Minnesota Education Commissioner visits Rochester
- RCTC honors hard-working educators
- Voicing concerns about the future of education
- RCTC names its "Educators of the Year"
- Austin schools honored for digital education efforts
- Executive director named for Rochester educational effort