The Trauma Sensitive Classroom: Building Resilience with Compassionate Teaching


Kelly Varley

  • Learn at your own pace.
  • Enroll at any time.
  • Completion time frames vary for courses listed, but most take 3 or 4 months to complete.
  • You must have earned a bachelor’s degree if registering for credit.

Nearly half of the students in US schools have experienced trauma, violence or chronic stress. In this course, learn about the impact of trauma on the body and mind and how to recognize it in student behavior. Also, learn about trauma sensitive practices in working with students and help connect the dots between mindfulness, compassion and resilience.

Learning Objectives

At the end of this course, you should be able to accomplish the following objectives:

  • Explore current educational research on developing questions linked to curricular outcomes.
  • Evaluate current instructional practices.
  • Develop an understanding of educational taxonomies and their applications in classrooms and instructional planning.

Text and/or Other Materials

The Trauma Sensitive Classroom: Building Resilience with Compassionate Teaching. Jennings, Patricia

A. ISBN 978-0-393-71186-8


Online Graduate Professional Development & Continuing Education Credit Courses for Teachers

Cancellation Policy:

A minimum $20 processing fee will be assessed per person for cancellations received after registering for the course. Refunds are not issued after the start of the course or after access to the course has been provided. Please e-mail CEA at to request to cancel your completed registration.