Center for School Renewal


Saturday, October 7, 2017 from 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM EDT
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Antioch University New England 
40 Avon Street
Room 276
Keene, NH 03431

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Laura Thomas 
Antioch University New England Center for School Renewal 

This event is full. 
For those registered,  please note that we have a half hour scheduled for lunch on your own. Bring a packed lunch (there's a fridge and microwave if you need that) or plan to pop out to pick up something nearby. 

If you have any questions about directions or facilities, please contact Laura at

For questions on content or structure of the day, be in touch with Alex at

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Jumpstart your journey to being a more trauma-informed teacher- these basic tools will help you better serve students who have experienced trauma. We will learn together through group discussion, trying out strategies via case scenarios, experiential activities, and individual reflection. 

Part 1: Building a shared understanding
What is trauma, how does it impact our students, and what is our role as educators?

Part 2: Self-reflection and self-awareness
How do our own experiences, past and present, influence our work, and what strategies  can we use to be grounded in the work?

Part 3: Classroom strategies and interventions
What can we practically do in our classrooms to support students who have experienced trauma?

Part 4: Identifying next steps, building partnerships, and sharing resources
What resources and connections are available to us to continue developing our skills?

You’ll leave the workshop with concrete strategies, a personalized action/research plan, and resources for further learning.

About the Instructors

 Alex Shevrin is a school leader at a small alternative therapeutic high school near  Burlington, Vermont, as well as a Community Facilitator and blogger for Edutopia and an  instructor at Antioch and Vermont's community college. She believes that all students  need  a safe and caring school environment and that we create this environment through    unconditional positive regard for the person and conditional response to the  behaviors,  recognizing the dynamic and complex lives of our students.


 Robert Black, DC, MA, is an Adjunct Assistant Professor who teaches foundational writing courses at the Center for Applied Liberal Arts, NYU-SPS. A recipient of the Teaching Excellence Award in 2014, he has taught at NYU-SPS since 2000. He completed the Certificate Program in Mindfulness for Educators in 2013, and in 2015 joined its online teaching team through Antioch University New England. Also in 2015, he completed the Certificate in Mindfulness Facilitation Program at UCLA’s Semel Institute. And in 2017, he was certified by the Mindfulness Training Institute to teach mindfulness courses and workshops. Following twenty years in practice as a chiropractor, Black has been a Learning Specialist at Winston Preparatory School since 2005, where, in his role as a Focus Teacher, he works one-on-one with learning-challenged middle and high school students and guides mindfulness practices in the classroom and for faculty.