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How do we help our students feel safe? The start of the new school year is upon us, and Alexa Duke explores the implications of current research on bringing about a sense of safety and calm in our classrooms.
For many of us, school holds fond memories but for others, school holds many triggers for trauma – the oval where they were bullied, the corridor where they were physically assaulted, the classroom where they were often publicly humiliated, the sting and the shame of corporal punishment, the principal’s office where they were frequently suspended. And I wonder if we, as educators, have ever stopped to walk through the school gates in the shoes of our most vulnerable parents?