November 17th, 2020 @2:00 pm EDT Research Conversations: Trauma Informed Education with Mathew Portell
Join Fall-Hamilton Principal, Mathew Portell and FranklinCovey’s Director of Research, Dr. Eve Miller, as they discuss how trauma informed practices in education have changed recently. Mathew is an unapologetic disrupter and loves to dig into the deep topics around trauma in education. This conversation will touch on how schools can effectively address trauma caused specifically by COVID and inequity.
Mathew has dedicated a decade and a half to education in his role as a teacher, instructional coach, teacher mentor, and school administrator. It is through the collaborative team approach and building positive relationships that he has led his school to succeed. He is currently in my fifth year as principal of Fall-Hamilton Elementary, an internationally recognized innovative model school for trauma-informed practices in Metro Nashville Public Schools. He founded the Trauma Informed Educators Network Group on Facebook which has connected over 21,000 educators in over 100 different countries! In September of 2019 he launched the Trauma Informed Educators Network Podcast. Through this podcast he has interviewed educators and practitioners from around the globe as they share their own trauma-informed journeys.
Some of the questions that will be addressed in this webinar:
How have trauma informed practices in education changed during COVID?
What are some ways we can become aware of the trauma facing our students when we only connect with them virtually?
How can we build the capacity of school faculty and staff to not only understand the impact of trauma on students, but better serve them?