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Monday, April 10 • 11:00am - 12:00pm
The Changing Face of the Classroom - Trauma and classroom behaviours

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Many teachers today are discouraged by the inability of children to cope within the classroom. Often, children who struggle to cope display disrespectful and explosive behaviours, which are a challenge for teachers to manage. Too often these challenging behaviours are a result of exposure to violence, neglect, or loss. Teachers need to know how to manage these disruptive and challenging behaviours because these behaviours lead to attention and learning difficulties for the child and adversely impact the child’s peers, teachers, and school administrators. Children who have experienced neglect or trauma are more likely to struggle in school, have more difficulty staying on task and managing their behaviour, and are more likely to have lower grades than peers who have not experienced neglect or trauma.
This presentation is based on research by two administrators from one school on the implementation of the Neurosequential Model in Education. The presentation will present the following:
What is the NME?
What does the NME look like in the homeroom classroom?
How has the NME impacted administrators, teachers, educational assistants, and students?

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Wayne Rufiange

Principal, Pembina Hills Public Schools
Wayne Rufiange is in his 1st  year as principal of R.F. Staples after spending 9 years in administration with Sturgeon Public Schools. He enjoys talking about the growth of Morinville Public School starting in 2011 with 90 students, Pre-K through Grade 4, to the current enrollment... Read More →
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Shawna Walter

Principal, Morinville Public School
Shawna Walter has taught all grades, Kindergarten to Grade 12, over the past 26 years and worked for four different school boards as both a French as a second language teacher and homeroom teacher. She moved into administration four years ago and is currently a Principal in Sturgeon... Read More →

Monday April 10, 2017 11:00am - 12:00pm MDT