In 2020, UAF faculty and staff came together to form a Faculty Learning Community around Trauma-Informed Pedagogy. In addition to monthly meetings and a series of short publications, the group invited trauma-informed practice teachers Jody Hassel and Linda Thai to give a workshop for UAF faculty on Trauma-Informed Pedagogy. Below, please find links to the group’s “Teaching Tip” publications as well as recordings and materials related to the November 2020 workshop.

Trauma-informed practices for finals

Trauma-informed practices for finals

For some of us, the COVID-19 pandemic is one of the deepest experiences of trauma we’ve had. Trauma can be defined as “any experience in which a person’s internal resources are not adequate to cope with external stressors” (Hoch et al., 2015). Between the...

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Share your Feedback

Share your Feedback

We'd like to create more opportunities like this Trauma-Informed Pedagogy Workshop and to do that, we'd like your feedback. What did you take away from your experience? What do you want more of, please fill out the form below, or open the link here, and...

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Trauma-Informed Pedagogy — Part 2

Trauma-Informed Pedagogy — Part 2

On November 19th, Jody Hassel engaged UAF faculty and other participants in dialogue around trauma-informed pedagogy. This workshop was part 2 of 2 in a series sponsored by UAF's Faculty Learning Community on Trauma-Informed Pedagogy. View the workshop and...

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Trauma-Informed Pedagogy Workshop — Part 1

Trauma-Informed Pedagogy Workshop — Part 1

On November 17th, Linda Thai offered a 2-hour workshop on Trauma-Informed Practices, sponsored by the University of Alaska Faculty Learning Community on Trauma-Informed Pedagogy. See the recordings of this 2-hour workshop and 1-hour Q&A below. You can also...

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Workshop Details

Workshop Details

See workshop recordings and resources.On November 17th and 19th, UAF welcomes trauma-informed practice teachers Jody Hassel and Linda Thai for a workshop on Trauma-Informed Pedagogy. This 2-day, 4-hour workshop with Jody Hassel and Linda Thai is for all...

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Demystifying trauma-informed teaching

Demystifying trauma-informed teaching

When students enter the classroom, they come with a backpack of experiences – some positive and some not so positive. Trauma-informed teaching helps us recognize the societal, systemic and family impacts on students, including various forms of societal oppression...

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Building community in a virtual world

Building community in a virtual world

There is a common misconception that it’s harder for students to feel connected when they can’t meet in person, or that distance-based learning is inherently less impactful for students. Although this may apply in some cases, it’s up to the instructor or facilitator...

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We are more than floating heads

We are more than floating heads

Trauma, anxiety, and depression impact us cognitively, emotionally, and physically. Trauma-informed approaches to pedagogy allow us to take a more holistic, embodied approach to the teaching and learning processes. Read more to learn strategies of embodied and trauma-informed pedagogy to better support students.

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