209: Unpacking Trauma-Informed Teaching

The Cult of Pedagogy Podcast

Apr 18 2023 • 44 mins

Trauma-informed teaching has gotten a lot of attention in recent years, and my guest, Alex Shevrin Venet, is a wonderful guide to help us better understand how it works. Her book, Equity-Centered Trauma-Informed Education, offers a holistic, nuanced exploration of what this work looks like in practice, and it does so with equity at the center. In this episode, we talk about what trauma-informed teaching looks like in practice, how some approaches to this work miss the mark, and how teachers can start applying some basic principles of good trauma-informed teaching right away.

Thanks to EVERFI and Giant Steps for sponsoring this episode.

Read a summary of this interview and a full transcript at cultofpedagogy.com/trauma-informed-education.