Previously recorded Monday, April 25th, 2022

Every day, thousands of students bring their traumatic experiences with them to school. By making educators aware of students’ trauma and giving them tools and strategies to address it, barriers to learning can be reduced or removed–creating an environment for accelerated learning. Trauma-informed social-emotional learning practices—such as creating predictable routines and building supportive relationships—can help students build the skills they need to deal with toxic stress and overcome difficult life circumstances. 

This session looks at driving learning acceleration through student programs focused on social-emotional learning and trauma-informed practices. Watch to explore:

  • Using social-emotional learning to design learning environments full of the protective factors to help students stay regulated and remain engaged in learning
  • Prioritizing teacher-student relationships, school climate, and sense of belonging 
  • Helping students understand the power they have to control their emotions in order to cultivate a learning-focused mindset 
  • Building capacity among trauma-informed educators with resources from Wisconsin’s’ Trauma Sensitive Schools Initiative


Andrea Rittgers, Executive Director of Student Services, Racine Unified School District 

Lisa Lequia, Director of Student Services, Racine Unified School District 


Roger Hedgis-Kligerman, Account Director, Panorama Education